April 3, 2019Southeast Asia
It has become accepted, among most experts on democracy, and among policymakers, that democracy worldwide is in increasing peril. This year’s Freedom in the World annual report on the state of democr…
December 27, 2018United States
Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2018 who through…
June 5, 2005Emerging Markets
Some things do change. For the first time in a long time, Argentina is paying its international bonds. It completed its bond exchange last week, delivered the new bonds to its investors, and made t…
May 8, 2018China
China's current account surplus is almost certainly about $100 billion larger than officially reported, and the falling current account surplus masks a persistent manufacturing surplus.
March 9, 2018China
China seems to be aiming to cut its (central government) fiscal deficit to around 2.6 percent of GDP. That’s the new target—down from a three percent target last year (UBS think the actual deficit in…
July 3, 2017China
Comments on an important new Federal Reserve Working Paper by Anna Wong
October 20, 2017China
Analysis of the September intervention proxies for China and q2 Chinese balance of payments data.