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January 9, 2008

Financial Markets
Read Rogoff and Reinhart

Let me second Martin Wolf. Ken Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart’s recent paper is brilliant. They also have mastered the art of saying a lot in a little space. There is no excuse not to read it in full. Ro…

November 19, 2008

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
There is now little doubt ...

This is the biggest financial crisis since the depression: The stock market is way down (graph from Calculated Risk). And, as we all know, home prices are also down. Doubts remain about the health …

December 19, 2012

Fossil Fuels
Oil Boom... And Risk Management

A story on NPR yesterday morning, “The Downsides of Living in an Oil Boomtown,” had an interesting portrait of the economic effects of high oil prices and booming oil production on Williston, North D…

April 29, 2013

Europe
falling-off-cliff Fiscal Revisionism

How does the attack on the two academic’s work change the landscape for macro policy, if at all? The recent challenge to a key finding of Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff’s This Time Is Different (R&R…

May 2, 2013

Europe
Rogoff and Reinhart on Austerity

Ken Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart (R&R) have a good piece in the Financial Times today, "Austerity is not the only answer to a debt problem." This, along with other pieces (for example, here and here), …

August 26, 2013

International Organizations
Jackson Hole: Future Worries

This year’s Jackson Hole Federal Reserve conference was a decidedly low-key affair given Ben Bernanke’s absence (and Janet Yellen’s successful effort to not make news). Nonetheless, there look to hav…

December 15, 2006

United States
Norway, China and Russia must believe Dr. Roubini (or David Rosenberg)

They all shifted funds out of short-term accounts (despoits, short-term securities, other short-term liabilities) and into long-term bonds -- a move that makes sense if you think the US economy is sl…

July 3, 2013

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Interview with Gary LaFree "The Five Myths of Global Terrorism" - Video Interview with Dr. Gary LaFree

The reactions of U.S. officials to the leaks from former National Security Administration (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden point to the political resonance that terrorism holds for the American public…

November 1, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Denis Mukwege, a Congolese doctor who founded the Panzi Hospital and specialises in treating victims of sexual violence, addresses a global rally "One Billion Rising", which is a part of a V-Day event calling for an end to gender-based violence, in Bukavu February 14, 2013. Dr. Denis Mukwege: A Surgeon in the “Rape Capital of the World”

This is a guest post by Emily Mellgard, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been back in the media over the…

January 11, 2012

Susan Bissell Ten Whats With...Dr. Susan Bissell

Dr. Susan Bissell is Associate Director and Programmes Chief Child Protection, UNICEF, based in New York.  Susan joined UNICEF in 1987 where her work has taken her to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Ha…