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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 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,…

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…

November 28, 2005

Israel
Makovsky: Sharon ‘Electrifies’ Israel by Bolting Likud and Likely to Make Further Withdrawals from West Bank to Ensure ‘Legacy’

David Makovsky, a senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s decision to b…

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…

January 24, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Hubbard is in pole position: the Sunday New York Time buried the lede

Apparently the Federal Reserve is beginning to worry that the Administration is not all that serious about reducing the fiscal deficit ... Wonder why. It seems like Martin Feldstein’s concerns abou…

March 10, 2006

Financial Markets
World Economic Update: Conference Edition

DANIEL K. TARULLO: Can I have your attention please, everyone? We’re ready to get started in an effort to get you all out in time. This is, as you know, the final session of this year’s conference, …

April 24, 2006

Europe
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series in International Economics: A Conversation with Jean-Claude Trichet

Watch President of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet, discuss the need for structural reforms in Europe, particularly those that increase labor productivity growth, establish well-functio…

April 24, 2006

Europe
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: A Conversation with Jean-Claude Trichet

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Reception6:00 …