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June 23, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Greece and Its Creditors Should Do a Guns-For-Pensions Deal

IMF Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard has said that Greece needs to slash pension spending by 1% of GDP in order to reach its new budget targets.  The Greek government continues to resist, arguing…

Greece and Its Creditors Should Do a Guns-For-Pensions Deal

May 5, 2015

Monetary Policy
Global Economics Monthly: May 2015

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that it is time for central banks to debate whether a higher inflation target would improve the operation of monetary policy.

December 1, 2014

United States
The Federal Reserve's Stanley Fischer on Inflation and Financial Stability

Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the board of governors at the Federal Reserve System, joins CFR Board Member Laurence D. Fink to discuss how the Federal Reserve System has evolved over time, and c…

December 1, 2014

United States
The Federal Reserve's Stanley Fischer on Inflation and Financial Stability

Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the board of governors at the Federal Reserve System, joinsLaurence D. Fink, chairman and chief executive officer at BlackRock and member of the board of directors a…

June 10, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
Global Economics Monthly: June 2014

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn discusses potential drawbacks of a low inflation rate.

June 9, 2014

Russia
What to Do About Russia and Ukraine

Karen E. Donfried of the German Marshall Fund and CFR Fellows Robert Kahn and Stephen Sestanovich join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and its implications for U.S. fo…

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June 9, 2014

Russia
What To Do About Russia and Ukraine

Ukraine's recently held presidential election has been deemed a success, but the country faces a number of continuing challenges including an ongoing separatist rebellion in the east. Karen Donfried …

January 23, 2014

Global
Economic Recovery Progressing in Line With IMF Forecasts, But Downside Risks Remain

Olivier Blanchard of the International Monetary Fund offers his perspective on the world economy in a conversation with Abby Joseph Cohen of Goldman Sachs.

January 23, 2014

Global
Economic Recovery Progressing in Line With IMF Forecasts, But Downside Risks Remain

Olivier Blanchard of the International Monetary Fund offers his perspective on the world economy in a conversation with Abby Joseph Cohen of Goldman Sachs.

December 17, 2013

United States
On the Road to Economic Recovery and Productivity, With Lingering Concerns Over Inequality

With the federal budget deficit rapidly shrinking and the United States seemingly on the road to sustained economic growth, Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the e…