Project Expert

Benn Steil

Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics

About the Project

Can hidden Chinese buying of U.S. Treasuries through Belgium explain curious movements in U.S. asset prices? Is the BRICS contingent reserve arrangement a substitute for the International Monetary Fund? What can the price of iPad Minis tell us about currency wars? Emma Smith and I examine these and other geoeconomic questions, with great visuals, in our regular Geo-Graphics blog posts.


Financial Markets

The CFR Sovereign Risk Tracker can be used to gauge the vulnerability of emerging markets to default on external debt. 


Monetary Policy

CFR’s Global Monetary Policy Tracker compiles data from 54 countries around the world to highlight significant global trends in monetary policy. Who is tightening policy? Who is loosening policy? And what is the policy stance of the world as a whole?