Robert E. Rubin

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

Publications

Audio

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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Video

The 1920s: Bubble, Growth, or Gold?

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

Watch 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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Task Force Report No. 37

Building Support for More Open Trade

With the current slowdown in the world economy, the expansion of free trade is critically important to economic growth in the United States and abroad—and the United States must move forward on expanding trade now. That is the conclusion of this independent Task Force, which specifically recommends that Congress give Trade Promotion Authority, formerly known as “fast-track,” to the president.

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