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February 14, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Harnessing Trade for Development and Growth in the Middle East

Overview Many observers of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) believe the lack of economic prospects and poverty in the everyday life of people in the region contribute to extremism, and perh…

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June 6, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Global Economics Monthly: June 2013

Bottom Line: Eurozone countries that need to ease fiscal policy cannot afford to take on more debt, while those that have the capacity to stimulate their economies do not want to. Advocates of aus…

July 1, 2013

Greece
Global Economics Monthly: July 2013

Bottom Line: Recognizing that the recent debt restructuring was insufficient to restore Greece's creditworthiness, the IMF will likely toughen conditions for lending to countries with unsustainable d…

August 5, 2013

China
Global Economics Monthly: August 2013

Bottom Line: Growth is slowing in China, which could constrain the pace of rebalancing and policy reform. China's long-term growth could disappoint markets. If you are an English football fan, you…

September 3, 2013

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: September 2013

Bottom Line: There's a strong consensus that this fall's fiscal showdown will result in a compromise agreement, but a deal may be harder to get than markets anticipate. Have pity on the U.S. fisca…

October 7, 2013

Capital Flows
Global Economics Monthly: October 2013

Bottom Line: In the face of uncertain capital flows, an international network of swap lines would help to ensure adequate liquidity and act as a significant enhancement of the global financial safety…

November 4, 2013

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: November 2013

Bottom Line: The October U.S. budget agreement provides a short respite, with a new spending showdown likely in January. Although the debt limit extension may last until the summer, the costs of our …

December 6, 2013

Japan
Global Economics Monthly: December 2013

Bottom Line: Abenomics had an impressive start, but the structural reform agenda has bogged down, raising questions about whether macro policies alone can float the Japanese economy. Against the back…

January 6, 2014

Monetary Policy
Global Economics Monthly: January 2014

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn discusses five economic themes to be aware of in 2014.

February 3, 2014

United States
Global Economics Monthly: February 2014

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn discusses what the U.S. budget agreement means for global markets.