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From the Maurice R. Greenberg<br>Center for Geoeconomic Studies

December 2012

The Cliff Is Dead, Long Live the Cliff

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The U.S. Congress's last-minute passage of a deal to avert the fiscal cliff may have pulled the U.S. economy back from the brink, but CFR Senior Fellow Robert Kahn gives the legislation a grade of incomplete. In his Macro and Markets blog post, Kahn writes that the fiscal cliff deal does not do much to resolve fiscal policy uncertainty as showdowns over the debt ceiling and an expiring government funding resolution remain on the horizon. Read the Post Ľ

 

Politics of Energy

The Surprising Sources of Oilís Influence

Drawing on lessons from a Council on Foreign Relations workshop, CFR Fellow Blake Clayton and CFR Senior Fellow Michael A. Levi argue in the December-January issue of Survival that the oil trade is politically consequential in many cases simply because policymakers believe that it is. Read the Article »

The False Promise of Energy Independence

In a New York Times op-ed, CFR Senior Fellow Michael A. Levi warns that the benefits of the oil and gas boom may lull U.S. political leaders into a false sense of security about the country's economic and political vulnerabilities. Read the Op-Ed »

Eurozone Struggles

Japan Should Scare the Eurozone

CFR Senior Fellow Sebastian Mallaby argues in his Financial Times column that Europe's future is looking frighteningly like Japan's past. Read the Column »

Slouching Toward a Banking Union

Looking back on the efforts of EU leaders in 2012, CFR Senior Fellow Robert Kahn says in CFR.org interview that implementation of a full banking union in Europe is a long way off. Read the Interview »

Falling BRICs

Labor Data Show That China Is a Bubble Waiting to Burst

In a post on the Geo-Graphics blog, CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil and CFR Analyst Dinah Walker show why Chinese labor data suggests a growth bubble ready to burst. Read the Blog Post »

Beware Membership of This Elite Club

In his Financial Times column, Sebastian Mallaby argues that microeconomic struggles are tarnishing the macroeconomic success of the BRICs. Read the Column »

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About CGS

The Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS)
works to promote a better understanding among policymakers, scholars, journalists, and the public about how economic and political forces interact to influence world affairs.

Sebastian Mallaby
Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies

Edward Alden
Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow

Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Senior Fellow for International Economics

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

Heidi Crebo-Rediker
Senior Fellow

Robert Kahn
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics

Michael A. Levi
David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment

Benn Steil
Director of International Economics

Blake Clayton
Adjunct Fellow for Energy

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

Stanley Fischer
Distinguished 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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