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April 29, 2005

Emerging Markets
China Trip Report

Nouriel and I put pen to paper and laid out our take on China. Our paper reflects on the trip we took there last month, along with the reading we did to prepare for the trip. There is nothing new her…

April 24, 2005

United States
US policy (once again) fails the Chinese test

Lots of folks in Washington don’t think the Bush Administration and the Congress are serious about cutting the fiscal deficit, and reducing the strain the federal government places on anemic US savin…

June 14, 2005

China
How to explain China’s success?

If China were growing slowly, there would be no shortage of potential explanations.Free labor market in China? Not even close. The household permit system is an enormous impediment to free labor mo…

November 30, 2005

China
China-U.S. Energy Policies: A Choice of Cooperation or Collision

8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception9:00-10:00 a.m. Meeting

September 18, 2005

United States
Synthetic CDOs, China and Systemic Risk

I suspect the stock of outstanding synthetic credit derivatives -- $ 1500 b in synthetic CDOs in 2004 v. $300 b or so in 2001, according to Mark Whitehouse of the Wall Street Journal -- is the only t…

December 8, 2005

Congresses and Parliaments
Lindsay: Bush Trying to Convince Public Iraq Going Better Than They Think

James M. Lindsay, CFR’s director of studies, says President Bush’s recent public speeches on Iraq policy indicates the president is "trying to make the case to the American public that we are doing b…

July 26, 2005

China
Andy Xie gives no quarter

Xie to the market (and to the US): Take your 2% and stop telling China to revalue! Here is the difference between Xie and me, put simply. Xie thinks the US is trying to get China to "artificially"…

February 22, 2006

Financial Markets
McKinsey Executive Rountable Series in International Economics: The SEC in a Globalizing Securities Market - A Conversation with the Past Four Chairmen

The McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics is sponsored by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Corporate Program.

March 10, 2006

Financial Markets
World Economic Update: Conference Edition

DANIEL K. TARULLO: Can I have your attention please, everyone? We’re ready to get started in an effort to get you all out in time. This is, as you know, the final session of this year’s conference, …

April 4, 2006

Defense and Security
A Conversation with Anthony Zinni

Watch General Anthony Zinni explain how the United States can effectively use its power to improve security, democracy, and human rights in the world.