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September 20, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
Play Oil refinery 'Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power'

Meghan L. O'Sullivan discusses her new book, Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power.

May 4, 2016

Venezuela
Global Economics Monthly: May 2016

Bottom Line: The crisis in Venezuela continues to escalate, with no recovery or relief in sight. A messy and chaotic default looms, and the rescue will likely involve a tough adjustment program, larg…

February 3, 2016

Asia
Global Economics Monthly: February 2016

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that the idea of capital control is less radical than it seems; although comprehensive liberalization is theoretically the ideal option, capital controls may be China’s best chance to end the panic roiling global markets.

February 1, 2016

Global
Play RTX1Q324_EC.jpg Stanley Fischer on U.S. Monetary Policy

Stanley Fischer discusses the U.S. economy, recent economic developments, and monetary policy.

November 6, 2012

United States
Confronting the Fiscal Cliff

Policymakers must act swiftly post-election to approve a viable fiscal plan or trigger market volatility and severe damage to the U.S. economy, writes CFR’s Robert Kahn.

March 18, 2008

frankelcomm2.jpg Falling Interest Rates Explain Rising Commodity Prices

Jeffrey FrankelNote: this post is from Jeffrey Frankel filling in for Brad Setser If strong economic growth is not the explanation for the large increases since 2001 in prices of virtually all mine…

November 17, 2010

Economic Crises
A Conversation with Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers, director of the National Economic Council, remarks on volatile currency exchange rates, unstable European markets, and the negative effects of financial policy on organic economi…

November 17, 2010

Trade
Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics

8:00 to 8:30 AM Breakfast Reception 8:30 to 9:45 AM Session OneCurrency Wars, Capital Controls, and the Outlook for the International Monetary SystemAjay Shah, Professor, National Institute for Publ…

January 18, 1995

Security Alliances
Should NATO Expand?

Americans and Europeans can fairly debate whether NATO should expand in the near term or proceed with formal expansion only if Russia again seems to pose a military threat to Central Europe. But whic…

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…