Uwe Bott is Chief Economist of The Global Ideas Center and Senior Editor at The Globalist. [New York/United States]
Mr. Bott is a risk management specialist. In that capacity, he has helped large financial institutions, corporations and governments improve their political, economic and financial risk management techniques and practices. He continues to provide related consulting, research and thought leadership services.
Among other roles, Uwe served as managing director and head of country risk at the Structured Finance Group (SFG), a unit of GE Capital Services. As senior analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, he covered the creditworthiness of more than 30 countries and a number of financial institutions.
Mr. Bott has also advised clients in the financial services industry on critical infrastructure and vulnerability issues, including as senior advisor for CLS Bank, the institution which operates the largest payment system in the world. He also served as Managing Director for Systemic Risk at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, which settles all equities and fixed-income transactions in the United States.
Throughout his career, Uwe has worked with political and corporate leaders, central bank governors, financial institutions and think tanks in altogether more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
He has been a contributor and editor of several books dealing with issues covering the global economy and international finance.
He received degrees in law and economics from the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Georgetown University. He is based in New York.
Articles by Uwe Bott
Olaf Scholz: A Man of His Word?
July 3, 2022
Needed: A Second Earth-Shaking Scholz Speech
May 4, 2022
The World and Russia After Putin
March 2, 2022
German Chancellor Scholz´s Churchill Moment?
February 28, 2022
Europe’s New Hitler: Another Psychopath at Work
February 24, 2022
Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum Run Away from Their Past
January 26, 2021
Merkel’s EU China Policy: Double Crossing Joe Biden
January 13, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg: Lindsey Graham’s Improbable Twin
January 11, 2021
2021: The Year of the Great Appreciation
January 1, 2021
Joe Biden and His Inner FDR
December 6, 2020
The Rise and Fall of Diego Maradona: A True Symbol of Argentina
November 28, 2020
Who Needs to Be President to Dominate the US Political Debate?
October 29, 2020
June 25, 2020
Change Is Coming to America
June 16, 2020
Donald Trump’s Deadly Crowd Addiction
June 15, 2020
A Different Post-Corona US?
June 14, 2020
Bobby Kennedy Vs. Trump’s No Show at Minneapolis
June 5, 2020
Trump: The Eternal, Never-Presidential Campaigner
June 2, 2020
Beyond Trump: The US’s Wrong-Headed Priorities
April 2, 2020
COVID 19 and the US: What Lies Ahead
April 1, 2020
COVID 19: Six Concrete Steps to Mandate Right Now
April 1, 2020
Social Distancing and the End of the Human Race
March 24, 2020
Bernie’s Golden Medicare for All Moment
March 12, 2020
The Catastrophic Nevada Democratic Primary Debate
February 20, 2020
Five Lessons for US Democrats from Boris Johnson’s Victory in the UK
January 14, 2020
Finland, World Leader
December 15, 2019
In Defense of Democracy
December 8, 2019
Trump’s Missing Impeachment Clause
December 5, 2019
Needed: A Ukrainian-Style “Revolution of Dignity” for the US
November 30, 2019
Donald Trump: The Desperate President
October 19, 2019
Draining the Swamp: Trump. Biden. Warren
October 15, 2019
Don’t Impeach President Trump, Censure Him
October 8, 2019
The Endless Gyrations of the US in the Middle East
September 27, 2019
Tom Cruise, John McCain and Impeaching Donald Trump
September 22, 2019
Central Bank Bosses as Lackeys?
August 26, 2019
2020 US Elections: Voter Turnout or Pelosi Turnoff?
July 18, 2019
Elizabeth Warren, Smart Populist
June 27, 2019
June 8, 2019
US: The Futility of Democrats’ 2020 Dream
May 21, 2019
UK: Exit from Brexit — and Think About Japan
January 17, 2019
Trump and Russia: The Weasel-in-Chief
January 15, 2019
How Is Trade Working Out for You, President Trump?
January 7, 2019
Stock Markets and the Trump Factor
December 28, 2018
The Democrats Might Lose the US Midterm Elections
November 1, 2018
Donald Trump and How Fascism Takes Root
October 28, 2018
The Need for a U.S. Policy Pivot Towards Iran
October 24, 2018
The Urgent Need to Reshape America’s Middle East Policy
October 23, 2018
How the US Fed Tries to Discipline Trump
September 26, 2018
The End of the Rule of Law in America?
September 26, 2018
Minimum Wage Clauses in Trade Agreements: Barking Up the Wrong Tree
September 14, 2018
Economic Reason Returning to Turkey?
September 13, 2018
The Only Way to Fix the US Trade Deficit
August 28, 2018
US: The Incredible Cowardice of the Democrats
July 27, 2018
How Trump’s Trade War Triggers Global Economic Slowdown
July 24, 2018
Boys in a Thai Cave: The Positive Power of Globalism
July 11, 2018
A Rare Case: Trump Is Right
July 9, 2018
World Cup 2018: Why Germany Will Flame Out
June 28, 2018
Anthony Bourdain – An Icon Dies
June 9, 2018
Kate Spade’s Suicide: The Broader Context
June 7, 2018
Is There Method to Trump’s Trade Madness?
June 5, 2018
Europe Needs to Take a Chill Pill
May 29, 2018
Donald Trump: Co-President of The People’s Republic of China?
May 15, 2018
The New Age of American Imperialism
May 11, 2018
UK: Commonwealth Hype — A Reality Check
April 23, 2018
US: There Is Always Hope
April 18, 2018
The War That Never Ended
April 7, 2018
Trump’s Generals Await Their Coup de Grâce
March 15, 2018
Trump and the Exit of T-Rex
March 14, 2018
Trump’s New World Order
May 31, 2017
Europe Vs. US: Toward More (Im)Perfect Unions?
May 11, 2017
United Airlines and Borussia Dortmund: No Mere Accidents
April 15, 2017
The U.S. Fed and the Seven-Year Itch
December 21, 2015
Venezuela at a Crossroads?
December 10, 2015
Germany: From Villain to Exemplar
September 15, 2015
Truly a New Economic Order
September 11, 2015
Britain: Well Done, Gordon Brown!
August 21, 2015
Now, Let’s Get To Work, Mr. Tsipras!
July 7, 2015
Independence Day for Greece
July 5, 2015
When U.S. Hedge Funds Abuse the Rule of Law
July 29, 2014
Reining in Corporate Tax Evasion
July 25, 2014
Don’t Reverse Globalization. Refine It.
April 22, 2014
American Expressed: Life in a World of Oligopolies
April 8, 2014
The Case Against Dr. Vivek Murthy for Surgeon General
March 23, 2014
Cyber Warfare: The Real Cold War
March 11, 2014
Chris Christie and Vladimir Putin: Two Bullies Separated at Birth
March 4, 2014
Don’t Worry, Germany: Export All the BMWs You Want!
January 3, 2014
Brazil: An Object of History — or a Subject?
November 14, 2013
My First Day as Chairwoman of The Fed
October 29, 2013
The Cruz Missile
October 14, 2013
The Need for U.S. Constitutional Reform
October 10, 2013
Don’t Blame the Republicans for America’s Destruction
October 3, 2013
U.S. Debt Ceiling and Default? Blame the Germans!
September 30, 2013
Elon Musk: The Next Henry Ford?
September 29, 2013
Syria: Lessons from History
August 31, 2013
The Coming Global Economic Ice Age?
August 12, 2013
Elections Do Not Make Democracy
July 9, 2013
Brazil and Turkey: The Global Middle Class Rises
June 21, 2013
U.S. Housing Recovery: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
June 11, 2013
The United States Vs. China: Investing in the Future Now
February 14, 2013
A Brief History of U.S. Defaults
January 16, 2013
Next Stop: The U.S. Debt Ceiling Debate
January 8, 2013
Stop Wasting Time on Health Care
July 28, 2009
Can Obama Save the U.S. Economy?
January 29, 2009
Can Obama Save U.S. Banks?
January 28, 2009
Make Peace Now
January 7, 2009
Turning Economic Crisis Into Opportunity
December 8, 2008
Bottling Up Mr. GINI — Or: Italy’s Wicked Statistician(s)
March 27, 2006
China’s Yuan: Beware What You Wish For
May 6, 2005
Euro 2004: Soccer and Economic Strategy
June 30, 2004
Is the Rule of Law an Endangered Species?
January 13, 2004
European Union — Is Bigger Really Better?
December 17, 2003
George Bush and the End of Globalization?
December 9, 2003
The Democrats’ Acceptance Speech in 2004
October 30, 2003
Mr. Bush’s 2004 Acceptance Speech
October 29, 2003
September 4, 2003
America's Mid-Life Crisis
August 29, 2003
Global Health Care?
July 17, 2003
Britain and the Euro – Just Say No?
June 6, 2003
Bill Bennett’s Dry Tears
May 14, 2003
Uncertainty and U.S. Foreign Policy
May 7, 2003
Argentina’s Elections — Truth or Dare?
April 25, 2003
Miss USA: A Convenient Change of Rules
March 28, 2003
Bowling for Iraq?
March 20, 2003
Give War a Chance?
February 27, 2003
Like 9-Year Olds
February 21, 2003
Opposite Day in Washington
July 1, 2002
Colombia: Between Violence and Forgiveness
April 14, 2001