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April 11, 2005

United States
Skating on incredibly thin ice

Altogether, the circumstances seem to be as dangerous and intractable as any I can remember, and I can remember quite a lot. What really concerns me is that there seems to be so little willingness o…

April 18, 2005

Financial Markets
Tactical Issue Linkages

Dan Drezner has an interesting post up, laying out the components of a "serious" approach to encouraging (or pressuring) China to change its exchange rate peg. He nicely lays out the options, thoug…

April 27, 2005

United States
The comfortable road to ruin …

Read Martin Wolf’s latest column. His focus on emerging economies -- particularly in Asia -- is dead on. The "glut" of global savings originates there, far more than in Europe. The Euro zone’s cur…

May 3, 2005

Economics
Specializing in the production of houses

Kash provides a pithy summary of the state of the US economy:"the US economy has slowly been evolving from a goods-producing economy into a house-producing economy"I suspect Calculated Risk would con…

May 6, 2005

Israel
ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Leading Figures

This publication is now archived. Who are the key Israeli and Palestinian political leaders?As plans move forward for Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, hopes for peace in the Middle East are h…

June 16, 2005

Economics
A global savings glut, a global housing market bubble?

Alan Greenspan says there is no national bubble, just pockets of local froth. Or to the housing sector’s in house economists, just a few healthy suds floating on top of a healthy market. Then again,…

June 17, 2005

Emerging Markets
Oil at $58. A bit on the global savings glut too

Oil closed above $58 a barrel on Friday. That’s kind of high. Kevin Drum nicely summarizes the range of explanations that have been put forward to explain oil’s recent rise. I tend to agree with h…

June 28, 2005

Financial Markets
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: A Conversation with John Snow

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

September 27, 2005

United States
Savings gluts, investment droughts and the current global economy

Low yields in advanced economies lead capital (private capital that is) to head to emerging markets looking for yield.    Emerging markets - whether scared by the crisis that followed the sudden with…

October 8, 2005

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Bird Flu: How Concerned Should We Be?

Fears of bird flu dominated last week’s headlines. First, scientists announced their discovery October 5 that the 1918 outbreak of influenza, which killed 50 million people, was caused by bird flu th…