According to our Economists Anton Brender and Florence Pisani, authors of a new book The American Economy: A European View, the United States must change course if it is to arrest economic decline.

The election of Donald Trump revealed the despair felt by a large number of Americans as a result of income stagnation, yet, the book argues, has led to policy departures diametrically opposed to those that are urgently needed. The American Economy: A European View  provides a sweeping assessment of more than a century of American economic and political developments, and detailed prescriptions for the shift in political culture that is need if the American dream is to be rescued.

Anton Brender and Florence Pisani are economists at Candriam.

Other publications by the same authors with CEPS, Brussels:

  • Money, Finance and the Real Economy (2015).
  • The sovereign debt crisis: placing a curb on growth (2012).
  • Global imbalances and the collapse of globalised finance (2010).