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May 7, 2005

Economics
The US economy, in a nutshell?

90s: Hi-tech.00s: Real estate.Check out this nugget from the Washington Post (emphasis added):"Jackpot" is how Ileann Jimenez-Sepulveda describes it. Like Klein, she bought a house in Columbia Height…

July 18, 2019

China
The Continuing Chinese Drag on the Global Economy

Trump's trade policies aren't the only reason for the slowdown in global trade …

The Continuing Chinese Drag on the Global Economy

October 26, 2006

Monetary Policy
Trillionaires R Us

The rewards for guestimating the currency composition of China’s reserves pale relative to the rewards for lending your credibility to China’s effort to clean up and recapitalize its banking system. …

October 10, 2019

China
Game On: The NBA Runs Afoul of China but Scores Big

The facts are not in dispute. On October 6, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted: “Fight for Freedom: Stand with Hong Kong,” igniting a political firestorm in Beijing. Other Rockets he…

Fans in LeBron James jerseys pose for pictures with Chinese flags near security personnel outside the Mercedes-Benz Arena before the NBA exhibition game between Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers in Shanghai, October 10, 2019.

June 26, 2007

Monetary Policy
Do foreign holdings of US debt put the US economy at risk?

I am testifying later today (gulp) before the House budget committee -- and the time that normally goes into writing blog posts has gone into preparing my written testimony.  That means I haven't…

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March 8, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Five Things a Global Study on Ride-hailing Tells us About Women and the Sharing Economy

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has published findings from the first global study on how women use ride-hailing services.

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June 12, 2019

Global Governance
It’s the Global Economy, Stupid!

Experts from the Council of Councils rank managing the global economy the second highest priority on the global agenda and graded the world's performance on the issue a middling C+. 

A trader at the stock exchange reacts to the election of Donald Trump in Frankfurt, Germany on November 9, 2016.

November 19, 2019

United States
Trump’s Sisyphean Task: Bringing Down the U.S. Trade Deficit Without A Fall in the Dollar

Stalled export growth is more a function of the strong dollar than of Trump's trade wars. U.S. non-petrol exports haven't grown over the last five years.

Trump’s Sisyphean Task: Bringing Down the U.S. Trade Deficit Without A Fall in the Dollar

June 11, 2006

Capital Flows
Oil smuggling is to the Iraqi economy as … exports are to the US economy

The New York Times reported (about a week ago) that oil smuggling now may account for about 10% of Iraq’s GDP.Iraqi and American officials said they could not offer a total figure for what smuggling …

November 15, 2019

South Africa
What’s Behind South Africa’s Recent Violence?

Recent attacks that appeared to target immigrants have underscored South Africa’s struggle to combat violence and limit tensions with the rest of the region.