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May 31, 2006

International Organizations
Restoring the Vitality of the United Nations

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Meeting

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December 6, 2005

United States
Alan Greenspan, financial globalization, home bias and central bank reserves

The very last paragraph of Alan Greenspan's last speech on global imbalances seems to have generated the majority of the press that came out of his London speech on global imbalances.   I kind of…

home bias and central banks

May 7, 2006

United States
Searching for the origins of dark matter

Hausmann and Sturzenegger, if nothing else, have spurred a lot of work with a catchy title and a bit of clever accounting. We now know that:Dark matter stems more from low (reported) returns on forei…

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February 5, 2006

United States
Is national income accounting biased against the US?

In a fake news classic, Rob Corddry and Jon Stewart of the Daily Show once pondered how to report "the facts" when "the facts themselves were biased."  Michael Mandel seems to think the facts are bia…

March 26, 2006

Monetary Policy
Summers on reserves, exchange rates, the international financial architecture and other big topics close to my heart

Larry Summers has always believed that capital should flow from the already rich and aging societies that constitute the current core of the world economy to the poor and young countries on the perip…

December 11, 2005

Emerging Markets
My paper on Argentina and the Fund’s balance sheet paper: More residue from a former life

Before working on the US current account, Chinese reserve accumulation and petrodollars, I spent most of my time thinking about financial crises in emerging economies.   In early 2004, I worked prima…

March 13, 2007

Energy and Climate Policy
Panacea or Pipe Dream? Energy Policy and the Search for Alternatives

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast ReceptionA Foreign Policy Mandate? Thirty Years of Oil and Gas8:30 – 9:45 a.m. MeetingDavid Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn International StrategiesJ. Ro…

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August 1, 2006

United States
How long can the US retain a comparative advantage as a “storehouse for wealth”

If foreigners investing in the US keep doing so badly? That would be my question for John Makin.    I don’t doubt the superior liquidity of US markets. I realize that there are only so…

October 25, 2005

United States
The Joint Economic Committee

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to testify before the Joint Economic Committee on the US current account deficit, as part of the panel that followed Dr. Bernanke's testimony. I strongly s…

August 17, 2005

Economics
It all comes down to oil and houses

Or  more precisely, how long the stimulus from rising house values (and the jobs created building and selling houses) can offset the drag of the (growing) oil tax.  Read John Makin in today's Wal…