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We help you to arrange interviews, we highlight the most interesting sessions, speakers, and solutions and help you with organizational matters during the events.

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Tailoring policies to country contexts key to global value chain development

Global value chains can be the world’s engine for development if they are shaped to be inclusive and sustainable, concluded participants of a conference organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Kiel Center for Globalization of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

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GES to Stage Conferences at Kiel Digital Week

The Global Economic Symposium (GES) will be staging three conferences on September 18 and 19 in conjunction with regional, national, and international partners as part of Kiel Digital Week. The conferences address related topics and bring together academic experts, business practitioners, and policy makers, who will present and discuss findings and policy proposals for a globalized and digitized world.

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The G20 Think Tank Summit in Berlin: Global Solutions for the G20

The world’s leading think tanks will gather on 29 and 30 May 2017 in Berlin for the Think 20 Summit. Their goal: to develop 20 Global Solutions for the G20.

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Preview for Global Solutions

Have a look at the current status of the program for the T20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS in Berlin from 29 - 30 May 2017. Find all information about the planned sessions and confirmed speakers.

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Windturbinen und grüne EnergieG20 Should Strengthen Climate Protection

The G20 should strengthen its commitment for climate protection and take the lead in implementing the Paris Agreement. This is requested by members of the G20 engagement groups Business 20, Civil 20 and Think 20 in a joint statement. The six signatories include the co-chairs of the T20 Task Force “Climate Policy and Finance”, Céline Bak, Amar Bhattacharya and Ottmar Edenhofer, and the CEO of BASF, Kurt Bock.

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Protection against ProtectionistsProtection against protectionists: How FDI positions may mitigate transatlantic trade conflicts

Stefan Kooths, Head of the Forecasting Center at the IfW Kiel Institute for the World Economy, breaks down the potential transatlantic trade conflict in his GES-Blog article, saying that foreign direct investments may play a large role in keeping this conflict from becoming a trade war.

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Blogpost-National vs. Corporate Interests – USA and China  at the crossroadsNational vs. Corporate Interests – USA and China at the crossroads

Is it a good idea to protect the national market against foreign influence? One question, two possible answers if you take a look at the different approaches the new Trump administration and China's government's take, says Rolf J. Langhammer in his latest GES-Blog interview about the differences between China's and the U.S.A.'s strategies.

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G20 GermanyG20-Groups Plead for Open Societies

The alliance of G20 Engagement Groups published a statement ahead of the meeting of the G20 Foreign Ministers in Germany to support open societies and international cooperation. They called upon the G20 to work towards an open international trading system promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development. The Kiel Institute for the World Economy, currently Co-Chair of the Think20 Group, is among the signatories.

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G20 TorontoKiel Institute and DIE support G20

The Federal Government has jointly entrusted the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in Bonn, with the support of Germany's G20 presidency next year. The two institutes are tasked with chairing and organising the so-called T20 process.

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G20 Hangzhou SummitG20: 20 Major Powers Are 15 Too Many

The G20 is unable to solve the world's problems. Instead of a few Western heads of government and a handful of advisors, sessions now bring together democrats and autocrats, kings and communists as well as thousands of experts. Time for a new approach: five major powers should take charge of the planet's fate—including a strong Europe, writes the German columnist Henrik Müller on the GES Blog.

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Kiel Institute for the World EconomyOrganizer of the GES


Dennis Snower Prof. Dennis Snower, Ph.D.

President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy; Director, Global Economic Symposium (GES), Kiel Institute for the World Economy; Professor of Economics, Kiel University


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Princeton University, USA
  • Former Professor of Economics, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London
  • Research Fellow, Institute for the Future of Work (IZA), Bonn


Dennis Görlich

Dr. Dennis Görlich
Managing Director, Global Economic Symposium; Researcher, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel, Germany


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Kiel, Germany
  • Master in Economics, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Minor degree in European Studies, Maastricht University, Netherlands

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