Austan D. Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, outlines major economic developments in the United States, including strategies for short-term and long-term growth, increases in investment, and the creation of jobs in the private sector.
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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CFR's Michael Spence discusses his new book, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, as well as the rapid growth rates in India and China.
Anne Lauvergeon, chief executive officer of AREVA, a company that provides complete fuel cycle services, nuclear reactor design, and construction for the nuclear energy industry internationally, offers her perspective on how to satisfy growing global energy needs while decreasing carbon dioxide emissions, protecting natural resources, and maintaining price stability and competition.
Jim Owens, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Emeritus, discusses the importance of competitiveness and free trade issues for the long term economic health of the United States and for the country's leadership role in the world. Owens spoke to Council on Foreign Relations Vice President Camille Massey during CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.
Experts discuss the current state of European sovereign debt restructuring, as well as the economic lessons Latin America has to offer.
This event was part of the McKinsey Executive Roundtable series in International Economics.
Having just returned from Cuba's Communist Party Congress, Council on Foreign Relations' Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Julia Sweig, shares her analysis of the political and economic reforms introduced by Raul Castro.
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Roger Altman, Founder and Chairman of Evercore Partners and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, discusses the prospects for solving the U.S. debt and deficit with John Bussey, Washington Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal. Altman and Bussey spoke on the sidelines of CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.
Timothy F. Geithner, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, discusses economic growth, financial repair and reform, and the fiscal policies that challenge the U.S. economic recovery.
This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics.
Energy Analyst Ed Morse discusses the impact of turmoil in the Middle East on energy production with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose.
Economist A. Michael Spence says emerging market growth is going to produce a boom in investment, which in turn may lead to higher interest rates globally, and a tendency to intervene in international capital flows. Spence spoke to Robert Rubin, Former Treasury Secretary and Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, at CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.
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.
Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women and former president of Chile, discusses the empowerment of women around the world with CFR's Director of Studies, James Lindsay. Bachelet emphasizes the importance of contextualizing the support provided in each country, and the need to combine both top-down and bottom-up approaches.
Experts discuss the impact of technology and banking on the economic and political development of women.
Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T, discusses the company's acquisition of T-Mobile with Thomson Reuters' Chrystia Freeland. Stephenson addressed the upcoming regulatory approval process of the merger, and what it means for consumers, prices, and the iPhone.
Russian deputy prime minister Sergey B. Ivanov discusses the recent advances in U.S.-Russia relations, including the bilateral presidential commission.
Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, discusses the role of mobile technology as a driving force of productivity and business investment, as well as AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.
Following President Obama’s first official visit to South America, Kellie Meiman Hock, Riordan Roett, and Julia E. Sweig discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with Brazil’s rise, as well as the future of U.S.-Brazil relations.
Nancy Birdsall and Francis Fukuyama discuss their recent Foreign Affairs article “The Post-Washington Consensus: Development After the Crisis” with students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
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Peter Brabeck-Letmathe discusses Nestlé's focus on creating shared value for society and shareholders in its core business activities, including water, nutrition, and rural development.
In More Money than God, Sebastian Mallaby has written the first authoritative history of hedge funds—from their rebel beginnings to their role in defining the future of finance. More
In Money, Markets, and Sovereignty, the authors present a fascinating intellectual history of monetary nationalism from the ancient world to the present and explore why, in its modern incarnation, it represents the single greatest threat to globalization. More
In The Closing of the American Border, Edward Alden goes behind the scenes to tell the story of the Bush administration’s struggle to balance security and openness in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. More
In Termites in the Trading System, Jagdish Bhagwati reveals how the rapid spread of preferential trade agreements endangers the world trading system. More
In this report, Benn Steil shows that the financial crisis is the inevitable bust of a classic credit boom, and explains how monetary, taxation, and home ownership promotion policy combined with other features of the financial system to fuel an unsustainable buildup in debt. He recommends significant reforms to reverse the debt financing bias and make the system more resilient to falls in asset prices. More
In order for policymakers to tackle today’s global economic crisis, this report argues, they must go beyond bailouts and stimulus packages and focus on one of the crisis's root causes: imbalances between savings and investment in major countries. More