The digital economy is transforming how we live, work, play, travel, interact, and do everything in between. It evokes the image of a seamless global marketplace.
Reality is different. The digital revolution may be global in its reach, but it is uneven in its effects. In the digital world, connections matter. Some countries and continents are connecting more than others, and Europe and the United States are connecting most of all.
Cross-border data flows between the U.S. and Europe are the highest in the world. Digital transformation is becoming the single most important means by which both sides of the Atlantic can reinforce their bonds and position themselves for a world of more diffuse power and intensified competition.
My book The Transatlantic Digital Economy 2017 is the first study of its kind to measure the digital connections that bind Europe and the United States. It breaks new ground by offering ten metrics by which we can better understand how and why digitalization and digital links across the Atlantic are becoming so critical to both U.S. and European economic health.
I provide regular updated data as a special chapter in my annual report on the Transatlantic Economy. For the most recent data, click here.
- The Transatlantic Digital Economy 2021
- The Transatlantic Digital Economy 2020
- The Transatlantic Digital Economy 2019
- Growing the Digital Economy: An Asia-Europe Dialogue.
- Washington Post article on the collapse of the US-EU Privacy Shield and its broader implications
I lead a Transatlantic Digital Economy Working Group of private sector experts and public officials exploring digital challenges and opportunities for the United States and Europe. Selected products from those involved in our ongoing work include:
- The Expanding Digital Frontier
- US and EU approaches to 6G
- 6G: A (short) European perspective
- Privacy Rights and Data Flows: A Conversation with Max Schrems
- American Perspectives on Transatlantic Data Flows
- The changing nature of digital trade, current and future barriers and ideas on how to overcome them
- Regulating the Globalization of Data: Which Model Works Best?
- The importance of digital services to the U.S. and European economies
- On New Regulation of Europe’s Digital Markets
- Regulating Platforms the EU Way? The DSA and DMA in Transatlantic Context
- The Digital Revolution: Scenarios for Enhanced Transatlantic Cooperation
- Time for a U.S.-EU Digital Alliance