In the ifo Viewpoint releases we present the ifo perspective on topical issues in economic policy.
Free trade? Open markets? Both no longer seem to be the order of the day. Instead 2016 and 2017 may well go down in economic history as the years that ushered in a drastic change in economic policy course and saw it veer towards protectionism. Things all began with the Details
The time has finally come. In a few days the British government will formally declare Britain’s exit from the EU. The country’s EU membership is expected to end in March 2019. The terms of Britain’s exit and its future relations with the EU will be defined in the intervening period. Details
In recent weeks Donald Trump has repeatedly warned that foreign companies which distribute their products in the USA, but do not produce there, will be punished with an import tax of 35 percent. He has not yet explained how he plans to implement this tax. There are, however, strong indications Details