Economics

Economic Crises

Economic Crises
  • Puerto Rico
    Puerto Rico: A U.S. Territory in Crisis
    The Caribbean island, which shares a close yet fraught relationship with the rest of the United States, faces a multilayered economic and social crisis, rooted in long-standing policy and compounded by natural disasters, the coronavirus pandemic, migration, and government mismanagement.
  • Venezuela
    Young Professionals Briefing: Venezuela in Crisis
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    Panelists discuss the situation in Venezuela, including the country’s domestic political, economic, and humanitarian situation, and the possible policy options for the United States. The CFR Young Professionals Briefing Series provides an opportunity for those early in their careers to engage with CFR. The briefings feature remarks by experts on critical global issues and lessons learned in their careers. These events are intended for individuals who have completed their undergraduate studies and have not yet reached the age of thirty to be eligible for CFR term membership. Please note only U.S. citizens are eligible for CFR membership.
  • Middle East and North Africa
    Is Lebanon a Failed State? Here’s What the Numbers Say.
    The August explosions in Beirut were the latest in a series of man-made disasters that have led some experts to say Lebanon is becoming a failed state.

Experts in this Topic

Willem H. Buiter
Willem H. Buiter

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Matthias Matthijs
Matthias Matthijs

Senior Fellow for Europe

Brad W. Setser
Brad W. Setser

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics (ON LEAVE)