Robert E. Rubin

Co-Chairman; Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury



Media Conference Call: The Future of the Eurozone

Speakers: Robert E. Rubin, Sebastian Mallaby, and C. Fred Bergsten

CFR co-chair Robert Rubin; Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, C. Fred Bergsten; and Director of CFR's Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Sebastian Mallaby discuss the bond-purchasing plan of the European Central Bank, the German constitutional court decision over the European Stability Mechanism, and the Federal Reserve's plan for additional quantitative easing.


Corporate Teleconference: Robert Rubin and Fred Bergsten on the Eurozone

Speakers: Robert E. Rubin, C. Fred Bergsten, and Sebastian Mallaby

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and CFR Co-Chair Robert E. Rubin, CFR Senior Fellow Sebastian Mallaby, and Peterson Institute for International Economics Director C. Fred Bergsten discuss the European Central Bank's bond purchasing plan and the German constitutional court decision on the European Stabilization Mechanism with Foreign Affairs' Managing Editor Jonathan D. Tepperman.

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The Global Energy Landscape (Audio)

Speakers: Carlos B. Pascual and Daniel H. Yergin
Introductory Speaker: Robert E. Rubin
Presider: Ed Crooks

Experts discuss the energy demands of emerging economies, as well as the stability of oil supply.

This meeting is the first in a series of global partnership meetings with the Financial Times.

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Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy: Session Two: The Economics (Audio)

Speakers: Yanzhong Huang, Andrew Jack, and Michael T. Osterholm
Presider: Robert E. Rubin

Listen to experts analyze the economic effects of pandemic influenza including on the labor force and trade.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy, which was cosponsored with Science Magazine.

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The 1920s: Bubble, Growth, or Gold? (Audio)

Speakers: Michael Bordo, Edward C. Prescott, Benn Steil, and Richard Sylla
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Robert E. Rubin

Listen to experts give a historical analysis of the 1920s and the causes of the Great Depression, including monetary policy and the stock market crash in 1929.

This session was part of the CFR-New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business symposium: A Second Look at the Great Depression, which was made possible through the generous support of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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The Fiscal Delusion

Author: Robert E. Rubin
New York Times

With the fiscal cliff looming and our current fiscal trajectory unsustainable, "We should let the Bush high-end tax cuts expire, with an achievable, progressive reduction in tax expenditures. And we should have spending cuts, including entitlement reforms, equally matched by revenue increases," says Robert E. Rubin.

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