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March 17, 2008

Economics
Trading up — Jeff Frankel and Rachel Ziemba will be guest blogging this week

I will be away most of this week and will not be posting regularly. In the interim though, the quality of this blog is likely to go up.Jeff Frankel of Harvard (who recently started his own blog) h…

April 24, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Sexual Violence in India

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering April 13 to April 23, was compiled with s…

People hold placards at a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, in Ahmedabad, India.

August 24, 2017

Venezuela
Shannon O'Neil on Bloomberg Surveillance

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of joining David Gura and Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Surveillance to discuss Venezuela and Mexico. You can watch the full show here, with the Venezuela portion fro…

NAFTA agreement has helped produce over 1.8 million new jobs for Canadians (this is the first 5 years of NAFTAs existence

January 15, 2013

Economics
Emerging Voices: Lisa Martilotta on Women’s Employment in Rwanda

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Lisa Martilotta, a principle…

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February 6, 2015

Political Transitions
You Might Have Missed: Recent Academic Journal Findings

Simon Frankel Pratt, “Crossing off names: the logic of military assassination,” Small Wars & Insurgencies 26(1), 2015, pp. 3-23. Those governments or commentators who publically advocate the use of …

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April 26, 2013

United States
Sea Power in the Pacific, Drones in Lebanon, and America’s “Dirty Wars”

David C. Gompert, “Sea Power and American Interests in the Western Pacific,” Rand Corportation, to be published June 3, 2013,  pp. 160-162. If we are indeed in for a change in the basic premise of s…

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July 13, 2009

Will the Chinese Keep Saving?

In a recent post, Jeffrey Frankel asks will the U.S. Keep Saving? noting that despite the recent increase in the U.S. savings rate, the demographics of the U.S. (as well as those of Japan and Europe…

March 18, 2008

Falling Interest Rates Explain Rising Commodity Prices

Jeffrey FrankelNote: this post is from Jeffrey Frankel filling in for Brad Setser If strong economic growth is not the explanation for the large increases since 2001 in prices of virtually all mine…

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March 17, 2008

World Growth Can No Longer Explain Soaring Commodity Prices.

Jeffrey FrankelNote: This post is from Jeffrey Frankel not Brad Setser. It is hard to remember now, but mineral and agricultural commodities were considered passé less than ten years ago. Anyone who …

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April 29, 2009

Financial Markets
Why were arguments against taking on risk discounted heavily during the boom?

Barry Eichengreen writes exceptionally well: "THE GREAT Credit Crisis has cast into doubt much of what we thought we knew about economics. We thought that monetary policy had tamed the business cycl…