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Media Conference Call: Benn Steil on Federal Reserve Exit Strategy

Speaker: Benn Steil
Presider: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

The prospective challenge of containing inflation, buttressing a collapsed housing market, and normalizing the Federal Reserve's bloated balance sheet has created an "exit strategy" dilemma for Chairman Ben Bernanke. CFR Director of International Economics Benn Steil urges the Federal Reserve to swap mortgage-backed securities with the U.S. Treasury in exchange for Treasury securities, which the Fed can then sell as part of a normal process of monetary tightening.

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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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C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: Regulatory Reform Since the Financial Crisis (Audio)

Speaker: Daniel K. Tarullo
Presider: Jeffrey E. Garten

Daniel K. Tarullo, member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, reviews the vulnerabilities in the financial system that contributed to the crisis and compelled regulatory response, outlines key reforms adopted to date, and identifies the important regulatory tasks that remain.

The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

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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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Europe Update (Audio)

Speakers: Maurizio Molinari, Andrew Nagorski, and Elaine Sciolino
Presider: David A. Andelman

Experts discuss the economic, political, and social conditions in Europe and analyze what is next for Italy, France, and Germany.

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Europe Update

Speakers: Maurizio Molinari, Andrew Nagorski, and Elaine F. Sciolino
Presider: David A. Andelman

Experts discuss the economic, political, and social conditions in Europe and analyze what is next for Italy, France, and Germany.

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