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A Conversation with Timothy F. Geithner

Speaker: Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Presider: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News
June 13, 2012

Secretary Geithner discusses the state of the global economy and the U.S. recovery.

The following CFR resources provide background and analysis on the state of the global economy in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, with a particular focus on the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and its implications for the U.S. economic recovery.

Interview: Pressures Mount for the U.S. Economy

Policy inertia in Washington has heightened threats to the economy from unemployment, the eurozone crisis, and other global pressures, says CFR's A. Michael Spence.

Interview: The Euro Crisis and the U.S. Economy

The U.S. financial sector is at risk of eurozone sovereign debt contagion that could potentially undermine the fragile U.S. economic recovery, explains economist Richard H. Clarida.

Interview: The Coming Eurozone Austerity Battle

New electoral currents in Europe are threatening the German-backed fiscal responsibility pact and sparking fresh fears of debt contagion, says CFR's Sebastian Mallaby.

Backgrounder: The Role of the U.S. Federal Reserve

In the wake of financial regulatory overhaul, experts continue to differ on the role of the Federal Reserve and its powers.

Backgrounder: The Eurozone in Crisis

The eurozone, once seen as a crowning achievement in the decades-long path of European integration, is buffeted by a sovereign debt crisis of nations whose membership in the currency union has been poorly policed.

Video: The Eurozone Crisis: Three Things to Know

With the eurozone crisis at a "critical" point, substantive interim measures are needed to reestablish stability while long-term fundamental changes are pursued, says CFR's Robert E. Rubin.

Other Report: Beyond the Volcker Rule: A Better Approach to Financial Reform

In this Policy Innovation Memo, CFR Director of International Economics Benn Steil argues that the "Volcker rule" ban on bank proprietary trading won't prevent financial crises, and that the troubled effort to implement it should be abandoned in favor of controls on bank leverage.

Other Report: Renewing America: After Manufacturing

North Carolina, which was struck harder by the loss of manufacturing than another other state, offers a realistic guide for communities across the United States with how best to adapt to this new era of growing international competition, writes economist Roland Stephen.

Foreign Affairs: The World Waits for Germany

Two years, three sovereign bailouts, more than a trillion euros in cheap ECB loans, and dozens of summits later, the latest developments in Germany suggest that Berlin is moving to solve the continent's crisis. But the country's idea of a solution remains a system in which Berlin gets de facto and de jure veto power over national budgets in return for eurobonds, write Mark Blyth and Matthias Matthijs.

Op-Ed: A Fragile Europe Must Change Fast

The Financial Times' Martin Wolf writes that, if a eurozone breakup is too costly and greater fiscal solidarity is unattainable, faster adjustment is the only route to bring the region back to health.


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