International Finance

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World Economic Update (Audio)

Speakers: Lewis Alexander, Joyce Chang, and Vincent Raymond Reinhart
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby

Experts analyze the state of the U.S. and world economies, discuss how emerging markets have been affected by the financial crisis, and offer predictions on what the preeminent economic risks will be in the coming months.

This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

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Japan’s Great Earthquake: Societal Resilience and Determination to Reconstruct (Audio)

Speaker: Masaaki Shirakawa
Presider: William J. McDonough

Masaaki Shirakawa, governor of the Bank of Japan, discusses the effects the March earthquake, tsunami, and events surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had on the Japanese economy, as well as the resilience and adaptability of the Japanese people.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics.

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How Should the United States Address Its Chinese Trade Imbalance? (Audio)

Speakers: Eswar Prasad, Peter Schiff, and Shang-Jin Wei
Presider: Joyce Chang

Experts outline variables such as nominal exchange rates, foreign exchange interventions, and macroeconomic imbalances as contributing factors affecting the trade relations between China and the United States.

This event was part of the McKinsey Executive Roundtable series in International Economics

See more in China; United States; International Finance; Trade

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A Conversation with Lael Brainard (Audio)

Speaker: Lael Brainard
Presider: Faryar Shirzad

Lael Brainard, undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Treasury, outlines the discussion between President Obama and President Hu Jintao, as well as the effect of the financial regulatory reform on the international agenda at the treasury for the upcoming year.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics.

See more in International Finance; Economic Development

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Currency Wars, Capital Controls, and the Outlook for the International Monetary System (Audio)

Speakers: Ajay Shah, Benn Steil, and Alan M. Taylor
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby

Experts discuss the the current global economy and their skepticism of effective capital control, as well as the future of currency pegging, fixed currency rates, and capital mobility.

This session was part of CFR's Stephen C. Friedheim Symposium on Global Economics which was made possible through generous support from Stephen C. Freidheim.

See more in Monetary Policy; International Finance; Global

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Financial System Stability

Speaker: Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian discusses how the crisis on Wall street will affect the global financial system, whether we can expect financial stability in the near future, and if there are any policy measures that can be taken to insulate the consumer from this crisis.

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