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February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

November 17, 1999

Trade
Who Decides? Congress and the Debate Over Trade Policy in 1934 and 1974

Introduction Governor Adlai E. Stevenson thought trade policy was boring; he once described it as one field where the greatest need is for fresh clichés. He had a point. In the long period that th…

September 1, 2002

Human Rights
The Ideas That Conquered the World

Read an excerpt of The Ideas That Conquered the World. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, three ideas dominate the world: peace as the preferred basis for relations between countries, democr…

September 29, 2005

Financial Markets
Has the IMF been asleep at the wheel, and ignored surveillance of exchange rates?

Tim Adams - the new US Treasury Under Secretary - thinks so: IMF Article IV requires that the IMF exercise "firm surveillance" over the exchange rate policies of members. After the collapse of the Br…

June 29, 2006

Homeland Security
Statement Before The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats, and Capabilities

Chairman Saxton, Congressman Meehan, members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the future of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the war on terror, alon…

November 2, 2006

Financial Markets
A Conversation with Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa

Watch Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian minister of economy and finance, discuss the European Central Bank, global imbalances, and the regulation of financial markets as part of the Council's C. Peter …

November 2, 2006

Financial Markets
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: A Conversation with Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. 7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:0…

October 18, 2006

Monetary Policy
The impact of central bank demand on US bond yields.

In late 2004 and early 2005, Nouriel and I estimated that the actions of foreign central banks might be holding US yields down by as much as 200 bp. That estimate found its way into Pam Woodall’s Eco…

May 15, 2006

Global
The Dilemmas of International Protection for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Reception 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meeting 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

May 7, 2007

Development
Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity

Watch Robert E. Litan and Carl J. Schramm of Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation discuss their recent book, Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity.