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July 21, 2022

LGBTQ+
A Conversation With U.S. Special Envoy Jessica Stern

U.S. Special Envoy Jessica Stern discusses the global state of LGBTQI+ rights, findings from the release of the first annual Interagency Report on the Implementation of the Presidential Memorandum on…

Play Thousands protest during the annual Queer Liberation March

February 24, 2020

China
Podcast: Fred Hochberg on the U.S.-China Trade Deal and U.S. Trade Policy

The phase one trade deal signed by the United States and China was heralded by many as an important first step in reducing trade tensions between the two countries. Yet, the benefits of trade have co…

Podcast President Trump hosts U.S.-China trade signing ceremony at the White House in Washington

August 24, 2006

China
My testimony on China - and the Bergsten/ McKinnon debate …

I had the opportunity to testify before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Tuesday – on a panel with C. Fred Bergsten and Professor Ronald McKinnon of Stanford.   It is q…

June 30, 2022

China
January 6 Hearings, Anniversary of Hong Kong Handover, and More

The January 6 committee hearings generate new interest, Hong Kong observes the twenty-fifth anniversary of its handover to China, and migrant smuggling gets new scrutiny after dozens were found dead …

Podcast Pro-democracy protesters hold a banner during a protest urging for the release of political prisoners at Chinese National day, in Hong Kong

July 21, 2011

Economic Crises
Why the U.S. Needs to Cut the Deficit

While Congress is likely to raise the U.S. debt ceiling ahead of the August 2 deadline, lawmakers will still need to hash out a long-term deficit-reduction package to avoid market disruption and pres…

November 4, 2011

Trade
Can Trade Motor U.S. Economy?

Four experts weigh in on the role of free trade in driving U.S. economic growth and competitiveness amid high U.S. unemployment and a faltering global economic recovery.

September 16, 2020

Currency Reserves
Asian Intervention in the Foreign Exchange Market is Back. Bigly.

Joe Gagnon and Fred Bergsten have called the years from 2003 to 2013 the decade of manipulation, as a host of Asian countries protected their competitive position of their exporters by intervening ma…

Asian Intervention in the Foreign Exchange Market is Back. Bigly.

May 5, 2011

United States
The Budget Deficit and U.S. Competitiveness

What are the implications for U.S. global competitiveness of running large budget deficits, and what should be done to reign in the fiscal shortfall? Five experts provide their take on the risks and …

March 1, 1998

Trade
Future Visions for U.S. Trade Policy

Overview With fast-track trade authority sidetracked, at least for now, experts believe it is time to take a hard look at the alternatives in order to sustain momentum for increasing world trade. …

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September 29, 2020

United States
The Dollar: The World’s Currency

The dollar’s role as the primary reserve currency for the global economy allows the United States to borrow money more easily and impose painful financial sanctions. But some experts say the costs to…

A man counts U.S. dollars at a market in Turkey