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June 25, 2019

United States
A Conversation with Jerome H. Powell

Jerome Powell discusses the challenges facing the U.S. economy and the policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

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September 4, 2019

Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Protests, With Jerome A. Cohen

Jerome A. Cohen, adjunct senior fellow for Asia Studies at CFR, discusses with James M. Lindsay the recent protests throughout Hong Kong.

Podcast Students in Hong Kong protest the extradition bill.

January 7, 2022

Monetary Policy
Inflation: Learning the Proper Lessons From History

Higher inflation has led to calls for price controls and a reexamination of the relationship between inflation and employment. History offers some helpful lessons.

Prices are seen displayed at a BP gas station in New York City in November 2021.

December 16, 2021

Monetary Policy
What Is the U.S. Federal Reserve?

Over the past decade, the Fed has deployed trillions of dollars in stimulus while expanding its regulatory oversight. The central bank is back on the front lines to fight the COVID-19 crisis.  

Federal Reserve

November 30, 2021

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

November 2, 2021

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Preview Screening and Discussion of "Simple As Water"

Ten years after the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Syria is still the world’s largest refugee crisis. In Simple As Water, the documentary from Academy Award-winning director Megan Mylan, portrait…

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November 23, 2021

China
China’s Disappeared: How Beijing Silences Critics

The Chinese government has used a variety of tactics to silence its critics. Could international attention on tennis player Peng Shuai’s case push Beijing to change?

November 17, 2021

Economics
What to Watch to Understand the Fed’s Next Move—Beyond “Transitory” and “Permanent”

The labor force participation rate and long-term inflation expectations are the variables the Federal Reserve seems to be assessing as it makes monetary policy.

An eagle tops the U.S. Federal Reserve building's facade in Washington, July 31, 2013.

November 23, 2021

Supply Chains
How to Fix Global Supply Chains for Good

Truck-driver shortages, “lean” inventories, and an overreliance on China plagued global supply chains long before the pandemic. Permanently addressing these and other issues will help the United Stat…

Containers are stacked at the Port of Long Beach, California, in November 2021.

September 24, 2021

Technology and Innovation
Cryptocurrencies, Digital Dollars, and the Future of Money

The dizzying rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has created new challenges for governments and central banks. Some are responding by introducing their own digital currencies.

A technician inspects the backside of a bitcoin mining operation in Quebec, Canada.