January 7, 2003
November 29, 2000, Washington, D.C.– In a significant departure from legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the president last month, a high-level task force of conservatives and liber…
May 7, 2005
90s: Hi-tech.00s: Real estate.Check out this nugget from the Washington Post (emphasis added):"Jackpot" is how Ileann Jimenez-Sepulveda describes it. Like Klein, she bought a house in Columbia Height…
August 17, 2005
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…
October 25, 2005
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…
April 20, 2006
The policy makers gathered in Washington this weekend listened to Martin Wolf's advice. And skimmed his powerpoints. Everyone with authority in the global economy read Gian Maria Milesi-Ferret…
May 4, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI’s first year has been quiet and at times confusing to his critics. But experts caution against reading too much of a theological shift into the pope’s tranquil beginnings.
September 13, 2006
A rise in drug use in Iran is one overlooked consequence of the surge in opium production in the Taliban-run provinces of southern Afghanistan.
October 16, 2006
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting
November 27, 2006
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting
November 30, 2006
Like many others, I expected that Asian currencies – notably emerging Asian currencies – would appreciate against both the euro and the dollar this year. That hasn’t happened. Sure, the RMB ha…