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April 24, 2006

Europe
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: A Conversation with Jean-Claude Trichet

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Reception6:00 …

May 5, 2006

United States
Verleger: Oil Prices Peaking, But Hurricanes or Other Events Could Send Them Higher

Philip K. Verleger, a well-known expert on the economics of oil, says that the current price of oil, which has dropped below $70 a barrel, has probably peaked for the moment. Yet he warns that any pr…

June 6, 2006

China
Yet more evidence China is an outlier

Poor countries tend to have relatively weak currencies – that is, there is a big gap between their currencies' nominal exchange rate and the exchange rate implied by “purchasing power parity.”  …

June 19, 2006

China
Paging Edward Hugh: Demographics do not explain the recent rise in Chinese savings

Louis Kuijs’ latest analysis seems to suggest – based on my reading -- that three common perceptions of China are more myth than reality.     Myth one: foreign direct investment has been a big …

June 25, 2006

Financial Markets
Only some emerging market currencies have corrected this year.

Emerging market economies with overvalued currencies now – generally speaking –have less overvalued currencies.   The Turkish lira was too strong at the beginning of the year.  Turkey’s current accou…

August 8, 2006

Monetary Policy
A couple of (mental) light bulbs …

I spend a lot of time thinking about reserves.  And I have long been puzzled by the modest April increase in China's reserves.   China’s trade surplus was solid.  There is no particular reason to…

September 19, 2006

United States
Faith and Politics

Watch Senator John C. Danforth discuss his book, Faith and Politics: How the "Moral Values" Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together, as part of the Council's Religion and Foreign Poli…

September 19, 2006

United States
Faith and Politics

12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Book Signing12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch1:00 to 2:00 p.m. MeetingPlease note special time.**Seating is limited.**

September 27, 2006

China
What is the most important price in the world economy?

Dollar/ oil?The ten-year Treasury rate?The S&P 500?European policy rates?The fed funds rate?The RMB/ dollar? At an on-the-record event at the Council on Foreign Relations this morning, Martin Wolf im…

October 19, 2006

Defense Technology
War Made New

A sweeping, epic history that ranges from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the war on terrorism, War Made New is a provocative new vision of the rise of the modern world through the lens of warfar…