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November 8, 2018

Monetary Policy
The Role of the U.S. Federal Reserve

The role of the Federal Reserve has transformed in the past decade, as it has deployed trillions of dollars to boost the U.S. economy while expanding its regulatory oversight of the nation’s financia…

Federal Reserve

September 25, 2018

Monetary Policy
Good News! The Federal Reserve is Surviving the Trump Era.

Improbably, the Federal Reserve is surviving the Trump era with its integrity intact. Jerome H. Powell, the Fed chairman since February, is quietly emerging as a skilled Washington operator.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before a Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing.

January 8, 2014

Global
Federal Reserve Policy and Emerging Markets

In his testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services' Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, Benn Steil argues that changes in U.S. monetary policy can have significant impact on eme…

May 7, 2013

Economic Crises
Benn Steil on Federal Reserve Exit Strategy

MICHELLE CARUSO-CABRERA: Hi, everyone. Thanks so much for joining us on this call about this op-ed piece written for The Wall Street Journal by Benn Steil and Dinah Walker, "Bernanke Should Follow t…

July 10, 2009

Weekly Federal Reserve balance sheet update

This post is by Mark Dow This just hit my inbox, from the research team at Barclays. Since we’ve talked a fair amount of late about the Fed balance sheet, I thought I’d pass it on. "Weekly Federal …

June 6, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Rising Pressure on Federal Reserve

Europe’s economic woes, a rough May jobs report (Bloomberg), and a recently growing specter of deflation could increase pressure on the Federal Reserve (WSJ). While one Wall Street economist sees clo…

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on July 21, 2010 (Molly Riley/Courtesy Reuters).

January 24, 2019

United States
Federal Cybersecurity Needs Its Own Shutdown

The government shutdown could be disastrous for federal network security. In order to mitigate the risk, federal IT employees should shut down as much federal IT infrastructure as possible.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management building in Washington

May 23, 2019

Labor and Employment
U.S. Temporary Foreign Worker Programs

Hundreds of thousands of migrants come to the United States each year for work, but Washington has struggled to balance the shifting needs of industry with the concerns of the domestic labor force.

Workers pick strawberries on a farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

May 22, 2019

Election 2020
The 2020 Presidential Candidates: In Their Own Words

The Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have begun defining their approach to major foreign policy issues as they jockey for position in their parties’ primaries.

The Presidential Seal

May 20, 2019

Space
A New Space Age Demands International Cooperation, Not Competition or Dominance

The United States should work with partners abroad to reduce orbital congestion, resolve ambiguities surrounding space resource utilization, and defend the planet against asteroids and other space ob…

The Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast at sunset as seen from the International Space Station on December 14, 2014.