98: What’s Wrong with Germany’s Trade Surplus?




Trade Talks show

Summary: Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Peterson Institute for International Economics) joins Keynes and Bown to explain the growth of Germany’s trade and current account surplus, and the puzzle behind why it has not gone away. They discuss the role of the European Union, the value of the Euro, ways German policymakers could tackle the surplus, as well as worries over the return of economic nationalism. Read more… Jeromin Zettelmeyer. 2019. The Return of Economic Nationalism in Germany. Peterson Institute for International Economics Policy Brief 19-4, March. Jeromin Zettelmeyer. 2019. The Troubling Rise of Economic Nationalism in the European Union. Peterson Institute for International Economics Realtime Economic Issues Watch, March 29.Monica de Bolle and Jeromin Zettelmeyer. 2019. Measuring the Rise of Economic Nationalism. Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper 19-15, August.