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From the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies

June 2012

Better Regulation for Freer Trade

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U.S. officials recently launched an interagency effort to promote efficient and effective international trade regulations. In a new Policy Innovation Memorandum, CFR Senior Fellow Thomas J. Bollyky outlines how this effort can advance U.S. trade goals, protect U.S. consumers, and boost the prospects of developing economies at a time when supply chains are becoming increasingly global. Read the Memo

 

Saving the Euro

Europe's Optional Catastrophe

In the latest issue of Foreign Affairs, CFR Senior Fellow Sebastian Mallaby writes that a eurozone disintegration is avoidable if Germany moves beyond its fixation on deficits to embrace debt relief and banking reform. Read the Article »

Clarity About Austerity

CFR Distinguished Visiting Fellow Michael Spence argues that much of the furor over austerity misses the fact that deficit reduction is only one step on the road to restoring competitiveness, employment, and growth. Read more »

Building Better Banks

Unfinished Business in Financial Reform

In the most recent issue of International Finance, edited by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil, Paul Volcker argues for deeper efforts to make the international financial system less prone to crisis. Read the PDF »

Somber Spanish Lessons on Fighting Credit Bubbles

CFR senior fellow Sebastian Mallaby cites the Spanish experience with countercyclical capital buffers to stress that such reforms can only be as robust as the authorities who implement them. Read more »

Emissions and Omissions

Natural-Gas Cars Can Drive Us Toward a Better Economy

CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Peter R. Orszag explains how tax incentives to expand the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel could save Americans money, create jobs, and reduce oil dependence. Read more »

Rio's Unsustainable Nonsense

CFR Senior Fellow Jagdish Bhagwati laments the lack of practicality in the sustainable development goals pursued by delegates to the United Nations' Rio+20 conference. Read more »

It's the Jobs, Stupid

High unemployment matters more to consumer confidence than high gas prices. The latest Geo-Graphic shows why this could spell trouble for President Obama at the ballot box. Read the Blog

 

 

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works to promote a better understanding among policymakers, scholars, journalists, and the public about how economic and political forces interact to influence world affairs.

Michael A. Levi
Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies

Edward Alden
Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow

Thomas J. Bollyky
Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development

Miles Kahler
Senior Fellow for Global Governance

Heidi Crebo-Rediker
Senior Fellow

Jennifer Harris
Senior Fellow

Robert Kahn
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics

Sebastian Mallaby
Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics

Benn Steil
Director of International Economics

Blake Clayton
Adjunct Fellow for Energy

James P. Dougherty
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy

Meghan L. O'Sullivan
Adjunct Senior Fellow

Peter R. Orszag
Adjunct Senior Fellow

Matthew J. Slaughter
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Globalization

A. Michael Spence
Distinguished Visiting Fellow

 

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