8,288 Results for:

April 16, 2024

United States
Is Rising Student Debt Harming the U.S. Economy?

Higher education provides students many socioeconomic benefits and increases the global competitiveness of the United States, but mounting student loan debt has sparked a debate over federal lending …

Protestors hold "cancel student debt" signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court.


Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Debt Restructuring

Countries borrow too much, often in foreign currency, and sometimes cannot repay on time and in full. The rules for determining how sovereign restructuring proceeds, how any vote on the restructuring…

February 22, 2024

The IMF Needs to Focus on Setting Good Targets for External Debt Sustainability

The IMF has two frameworks for assessing debt sustainability. The market access country framework is more technically advanced, but it isn't delivering reasonable targets for debt restructuring cases…

10-Year Bonds: Key Cases

December 4, 2023

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The U.S. National Debt Dilemma

With the U.S. national debt already exceeding $16 trillion, President Trump’s tax reform and budget deals with Congress have added to the country’s deficits. CFR explores the origins of the national debt, the risks it presents, and the outlook for change.

An exterior view of the U.S. Treasury building from below

November 1, 2023

The State of Sovereign Debt Restructuring After the Meetings in Marrakech

Some fundamental problems with the IMF’s Common Framework for debt restructuring have become apparent. Not the least, debt restructuring shouldn't just be an issue for low-income countries.

The State of Sovereign Debt Restructuring After the Meetings in Marrakech

August 16, 2023

United States
Does Fitch’s Downgrade of U.S. Debt Really Matter?

The ratings agency’s decision will have no consequences for the U.S. dollar’s global role, but it highlights the country’s darkening fiscal outlook and governance challenges.

A woman walks past a currency exchange office in Moscow.

June 23, 2023

Sovereign Funds

The first in-depth account of the sudden growth of China’s sovereign wealth funds and their transformative impact on global markets, domestic and multinational businesses, and international politics.

April 12, 2024

The IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings: What to Know

The IMF and World Bank’s spring meetings will focus on the prospects for a soft landing after years of global economic turbulence. But major challenges remain, including growing climate finance needs…