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October 3, 2007

Economics
Floating Dubai’s

Apparently, simple yachts are not luxury goods.   John Taglibue of the New York Times on Tuesday:  “Today a mega yacht is indispensable” said Olivier Milliex, head of yacht finance at the Dutch ban…

April 1, 2009

Trade
The G-20 London Summit

MERIT JANOW: I think we're ready to begin. My name is Merit Janow, and it's my pleasure to preside at this morning's discussion. A few administrative matters: Please turn off your cell phones and B…

April 1, 2009

Trade
The G-20 London Summit

Watch experts remark on what is at stake at the G-20 London summit and outline possible policy options for member countries.

October 17, 2006

China
A trillion dollars here, a trillion there and pretty soon you are talking about real money

I have written extensively about China and Chinese reserve growth recently. So I won’t use Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal article as the spring board for another long post.  Just a sort of long post.T…

November 17, 2006

Monetary Policy
The world, in a single graph

Actually, this post should be titled “everything I think I know about the world, in a single graph.”   The following graph combines various measures of dollar reserve growth with data on the overa…

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September 16, 2005

United States
Has the US outsourced creative thinking about external adjustment to … France?

Many have noted that President Bush likes French-style vacations.  Not so many have noticed that French economists have been at the forefront of thinking about the US current account deficit, and the…

Has the US outsourced creative thinking about external adjustment to … France?

June 21, 2009

China
The good and bad news in the World Bank’s China Quarterly

The good news in the latest World Bank China Quarterly: One. China is growing, thanks to China’s government. The World Bank estimates that the government’s policy response will account for abou…

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September 19, 2011

United States
U.S. Trade and Investment Policy

One of the most effective ways to create good new jobs and reverse the income decline of the past decade is for the United States to "become a thriving trading nation," concludes a new high-level Cou…

September 19, 2011

Trade
Bipartisan Task Force Calls for “Pro-America” Trade Policy to Bring Home Benefits of Global Commerce

A CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report encourages the Obama administration and Congress to adopt a "pro-America" trade policy that brings to more Americans the benefits of global engagement.

November 8, 2005

Europe
More flexible labor markets, less business investment?

Apologies for being one day late discussing a Peaple/ Teitelbaum article in Monday's Wall Street Journal called "UK business investment lags."  My title is intentionally a bit overstated, but I w…