Economics

Economic Crises

  • Elections and Voting
    Iran’s New President Takes Office, U.S. Debt Ceiling Drama, and More
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    Iran’s next president, Ebrahim Raisi, takes office; the suspension of the United States’ debt ceiling ends; and the summer wildfire season sets new records.
  • Global Governance
    The State of Global Governance in the Era of COVID-19: A Conversation With Richard Haass and the Council of Councils
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    Richard N. Haass, Chen Dongxiao, and Nathalie Tocci discuss the mounting challenges to global governance and their implications for international cooperation, including rising climate concerns, economic volatility, and increasing great power tensions amid a global pandemic. The Council of Councils (CoC) is an international initiative created by the Council on Foreign Relations to connect leading foreign policy institutes from around the world in a dialogue on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation. The CoC is composed of twenty-eight major policy institutes from some of the world’s most influential countries. It is designed to facilitate candid, not-for-attribution dialogue and consensus-building among influential opinion leaders from both established and emerging nations, with the ultimate purpose of injecting the conclusions of its deliberations into high-level foreign policy circles within members' countries.
  • Economics
    Investing for the Long-Term in a Short-Term World
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    Panelists discuss how companies can focus on long-term value creation while meeting shareholder expectations for quarterly profit, whether capitalism should be reformed to encourage companies to ensure durable growth and sustainable investment, and how companies can plan and invest for the long-term while managing short-term pressures.  

Experts in this Topic

Willem H. Buiter
Willem H. Buiter

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Matthias Matthijs
Matthias Matthijs

Senior Fellow for Europe

Brent McIntosh
Brent McIntosh

Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Economics and Finance

Justin Muzinich
Justin Muzinich

Distinguished Fellow

  • China
    Term Member Discussion on China's Belt and Road Initiative
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    Though the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy endeavor, has the potential to meet developing countries’ needs and spur economic growth, the reality is often otherwise. The COVID-19 pandemic has made a U.S. response more urgent, as the global economic contraction has accelerated the reckoning with BRI-related debt. Panelists discuss  how the United States should respond to BRI, including by putting forward an affirmative agenda of its own, drawing on its strengths, and coordinating with allies and partners to promote sustainable, secure, and environmentally responsible development.
  • Venezuela
    Venezuela: The Rise and Fall of a Petrostate
    Venezuela’s descent into economic and political chaos in recent years is a cautionary tale of the dangerous influence that resource wealth can have on developing countries.
  • Economics
    The Economic Outlook for 2021
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    Panelists discuss the economic outlook for 2021, including post-pandemic global recovery expectations and the potential economic priorities of an incoming Joe Biden administration.    JOYCE: Good…