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June 23, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
woman looks into a book You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals VI

This is the sixth blog post in this series. The previous five were published in February, July, and October 2015, and January and May 2016, and highlight earlier academic findings. This post was coau…

October 12, 2016

United Kingdom
The Royal Exchange in central London Understanding the Libor Scandal

The manipulation of interbank lending rates by a host of global financial institutions could have significant repercussions for financial markets, consumer loans, and regulatory policy.

July 24, 2012

Trade
Renewing-America-Poverty-Homeless-Man-20120724 Morning Brief: Poverty Rate Expected to Reach Highest Level Since 1965

The Associated Press reports that the poverty rate is expected to rise from its 2010 level of 15.1 percent; an increase as small as 0.1 percent would be the highest level since 1965. Joblessness play…

March 26, 2014

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi arrives to lead a news conference at Chigi palace in Rome. (Remo Casilli/Courtesy Reuters) Hello (Ciao), Matteo Renzi: Prime Minister of Italy

When President Barack Obama stops in Rome tomorrow he will be meeting with a politician who can match his own meteoric rise to power: Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi. Last month the thirty-nine-y…

February 22, 2013

China
The Presidential Inbox: China’s Leadership Transition

This meeting will be part of a series on the U.S. presidential inbox that examines the major issues confronting the administration in the foreign policy arena. Related Readings: China's Leadership …

February 22, 2013

China
The Presidential Inbox: China’s Leadership Transition

Experts discuss China's leadership transition and its implications for U.S.-China relations.

October 25, 2012

China
China's Guangdong Province Party Secretary Wang Yang (R) smiles next to Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang at the second plenary meeting of the National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 8, 2012. Will the Real Chinese Leaders Please Stand Up?

For more than two decades beginning in 1956, CBS and then NBC aired a television show “To Tell the Truth,” in which a panel of celebrities attempted to identify which one of three contestants was tel…

October 26, 2012

Israel
A crowd gathers in front of damaged buildings after a car bomb exploded in Damascus hours after the ceasefire went into place on October 26, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Significant Developments in Syria, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. A deadly car bomb exploded in Damascus today just hours after the Eid holiday ceasefire, brokered by UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi between Syria’s …

December 7, 2005

China
There is a consensus: China needs to consume more

See Olivier Blanchard and Francesco Giavazzi's latest paper on China.   Blanchard (last seen on these pages back in September) and Giavazzi have laid out a comprehensive economic program for Chin…

September 16, 2005

United States
Has the US outsourced creative thinking about external adjustment to … France? Has the US outsourced creative thinking about external adjustment to … France?

Many have noted that President Bush likes French-style vacations.  Not so many have noticed that French economists have been at the forefront of thinking about the US current account deficit, and the…