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November 12, 2004

Capital Flows
Geopolitics of a new G-7

There is a growing sense that the G-7 no longer is the right grouping for discussing today’s major international macroeconomic issues. It is hard to see, for example, how you can discuss "global reb…

May 27, 2005

Economics
Housing bubbles, the great plains and the coast

Not all parts of America are enjoying a housing bubble. $65,000 will buy a brick home with three bedrooms and a two car garage in Stafford Kansas, though maybe not ten acres of prairie as well. Low…

June 13, 2008

China
Yet more evidence relative prices matter

The rising cost of transportation makes goods produced closer to their final market cheaper relative to the goods produced a long ways away. Today’s Wall Street Journal reports that rising transpo…

February 18, 2009

Financial Markets
Mortgage credit and the housing boom

Note: This is a guest post by Paul Swartz. I appreciate Brad giving me the opportunity to fill in while he is on vacation. Last Tuesday Timothy Geithner argued that a working economy requires a fun…

Mortgage credit and the housing boom

July 9, 2009

GCC Sovereigns: A Little Better off

this post is by Rachel Ziemba Thanks again to Brad for letting me fill in while he’s on vacation. Sorry I’m late catching up with you all but I’ll try to chime in on some of the key releases especia…

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April 12, 2010

India
Obama’s India Problem

Photo Courtesy of REUTERS/Jim Young U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner this week completed a trip to India, a country taking its place at the top table of the global economy for the first ti…

Obama’s India Problem

December 10, 2010

Congresses and Parliaments
Friday File: Afghanistan Strategy Review

Above the fold. The White House is wrapping up its year-end Afghanistan strategy review.  Its conclusion, perhaps not surprisingly, looks to be that the surge strategy President Obama announced a …

Friday File: Afghanistan Strategy Review

May 24, 2010

China
Is the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Worth the Effort?

Jason Lee/Courtesy Reuters We have two new posts up on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). The first, along with our colleagues Evan Feigenbaum and Steve Dunaway, covers a range …

China’s Vice Premier Wang Qishan gestures to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the opening ceremony of the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing

March 21, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Tim Pawlenty, GOP Presidential Candidate

Tim Pawlenty speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Spring Event on March 8, 2011. (Brian Frank/courtesy Reuters) Only one Big Ten university has ever graduated an American preside…

Tim Pawlenty speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Event at Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa on March 8, 2011.

April 29, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: What Do the Panetta and Petraeus Nominations Say About Obama?

U.S. Army General David Petraeus (L) and CIA director Leon Panetta (R). (Staff photographer/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Washington’s worst kept secret is now out. President Obama has …

U.S. Army General David Petraeus (L) and CIA director Leon Panetta (R). (Staff photographer/courtesy Reuters)