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July 26, 2017

Venezuela
Can Venezuela Resurrect Its Economy?

President Nicolas Maduro has neither the desire nor the capacity to institute the market reforms and debt restructuring needed to revive Venezuela’s sinking economy, says economist Ricardo Hausmann.

A demonstrator during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.

December 6, 2016

Italy
Italian Vote Showcases European Discontent

The defeat of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reforms is another sign that voter anger over poor economic performance is driving anti-establishment politics across Europe, says C…

November 20, 2012

Europe
The EU Budget Debate

Acrimony among European leaders regarding a new EU budget is indicative of larger challenges the union faces in facilitating further economic integration, says CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby.

March 16, 2011

Disasters
Japan’s Economic Aftershocks

Despite turbulence in financial markets, Japan’s multiple disasters will likely not have a major global economic impact, and reconstruction will provide a boost to the Japanese economy in the long te…

February 25, 2009

United States
Weighing Obama’s Packed Reform Agenda

CFR economic expert Sebastian Mallaby credits President Obama with highlighting the long-term structural reforms needed to repair the U.S. economy and competitiveness, but says the scope of reforms m…

August 16, 2007

United States
Mallaby: Ratings Agencies ’Ought to be Discredited’ by Credit Meltdown

Sebastian Mallaby, director of CFR’s Center for Geoeconomic Studies, says the skewed governing securities ratings agencies is partly to blame for stock market turmoil.

May 10, 2012

Financial Markets
The Coming Eurozone Austerity Battle

New electoral currents in Europe are threatening the German-backed fiscal responsibility pact and sparking fresh fears of debt contagion, says CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby.

February 5, 2010

Economic Crises
The Sovereign Debt Dilemma

Markets’ reaction to the sovereign debt crisis in Greece and other European countries suggests global governments "have used up all their ammunition to boost global growth," and could be punished by …

April 3, 2009

Economic Crises
G-20 Summit Deal is Potential ’Turning Point’

CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby says the G-20 summit could mark the beginnings of a profound shift in global financial regulation. But he says challenges lurk in the way the IMF is funded and how it monitors…