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July 11, 2016

Nigeria
Improving U.S. Anticorruption Policy in Nigeria

Introduction Corruption is endemic in Nigeria. It drains billions of dollars a year from Africa’s largest economy and most populous country. Systemic corruption also undermines Nigeria’s ability t…

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April 13, 2016

G20 (Group of Twenty)
Global Economics Monthly: April 2016

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that the case for strong and effective Group of Twenty (G20) leadership is as compelling as ever. But if the G20 is to be as effective in noncrisis times as it was in 2008–2009, it needs stronger Chinese leadership, working informally yet closely with the United States—a Group of Two (G2) within the G20. Debt policy is one area where China and the United States should cooperate this year.

December 7, 2015

European Union
Global Economics Monthly: December 2015

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that the European Union (EU) faces rising populist pressure, reflecting long-term challenges to economic policymaking that can only partly be addressed by a cyclical recovery and debt relief. By strengthening the credibility of economic policy and the region’s resilience to shocks, better policy coordination and a faster path to economic union would go far toward securing a better economic future for Europe and addressing some underlying causes of populism.

June 18, 2015

International Organizations
Global Economics Monthly: June 2015

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that the United States should empower the International Monetary Fund and Group of Twenty to better address currency manipulation concerns.

April 6, 2015

Greece
Global Economics Monthly: April 2015

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that the decisions the Greek government will now face over who to pay will change the course of its crisis.

January 6, 2015

Russia
Global Economics Monthly: January 2015

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that the Russian economy is not yet facing a full-blown economic and financial crisis. An upturn in inflation and a deeper recession will be the real tests in the coming months.

December 11, 2014

Japan
Global Economics Monthly: December 2014

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that unless Japan begins to undertake structural economic reforms, its growth will be almost entirely dependent on easy money, increasing global economic tensions in 2015.

November 6, 2014

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: November 2014

Bottom Line: The European Central Bank's (ECB) recent asset-quality review (AQR) and stress test of eurozone banks was an important step. But restarting growth requires stronger macro policies if Eur…

July 10, 2014

Japan
Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Overview Japan's new politics challenge some basic assumptions about U.S.-Japan alliance management. From the election of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in 2009 to the return of the Liberal D…

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March 6, 2014

United States
Global Economics Monthly: March 2014

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn discusses the relationship between labor market data, inflation, and U.S. monetary policy.