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October 29, 2004

Financial Markets
David Wessel visited the Harvard economics department

Or at least talked to Summers and Rogoff, before writing his Thursday Wall Street Journal column. It is worth reading if you have access to the Journal. I agree with his bottom line: getting out of…

June 13, 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
The Escalating Ebola Crisis in the DRC

An outbreak in the DRC has spread to neighboring Uganda, and conflict and mistrust of health workers is impeding international efforts to contain the disease.

A health worker puts on personal protective equipment before entering the red zone of an Ebola treatment center, where he will check up on patients in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo.

December 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
DRC’s Election: What to Know

A long-awaited election in the Democratic Republic of Congo offers hope for the country’s first democratic transition, but a contested result could incite turmoil.

A woman signals for a taxi in front of a wall filled with campaign posters in Kinshasa.

May 15, 2015

Trade
The TPP: Why It Won’t Address Security Concerns With China

As the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) heats up in Congress, some (including myself) have argued that the trade deal would advance U.S. security interests in the Asia-Pacific. In this…

U.S. President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping listen to national anthems behind a U.S. flag during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (Petar Kujundzic/Reuters).

August 7, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Fodder for the "Fair Share" Debate

The Wall Street Journal’s David Wessel provides some facts for the debate over what tax rate higher-income Americans should pay. Since the 1980s, top earners have garnered a larger share of income, b…

Morning commuters stroll past the New York Stock Exchange (Brendan McDermid/Courtesy Reuters).

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September 28, 2016

United States
The Changing Political Context for Trade

Experts discuss the changing political context for trade in the United States.

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September 18, 2009

International Organizations
Previewing Pittsburgh: The G20 and the Global Economy

Watch Edwin M. Truman and David Wessel as they preview the upcoming G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh and its significance for a world struggling to recover from financial crisis

September 16, 2013

United States
Understanding the 2008 Financial Crisis

Barney Frank and Henry M. Paulson, Jr. discuss the 2008 financial crisis, the ongoing recovery process, and lessons learned from their unique perspectives.