One of the defining features of the global economic landscape over the past decade has been the increasing integration and cohesion of the transatlantic economy. Over the past few years the Center for Transatlantic Relations has offered a series of studies examining the changing nature of the transatlantic economy in a globalizing world. The Transatlantic Economy 2005 annual report offers the most up-to-date set of facts and figures describing the deep economic integration binding European nations to America's fifty states.
Daniel S. Hamilton is the Richard von Weizsacker Professor and director of the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as the director of the American Consortium for EU Studies in Washington, DC. Joseph P. Quinlan is a nonresident fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations and an experienced Wall Street analyst.