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March 9, 2022

Economic Crises
Russia’s Economy in Freefall

Panelists discuss the breadth and depth of sanctions and divestment, the current state of the Russian economy, and whether any of these mechanisms will affect Russian President Vladimir Putin’s calcu…

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July 5, 2022

Energy and Climate Policy
How Does the U.S. Power Grid Work?

Responsible for powering the country and its economy, the U.S. energy grid has come under increasing strain due to climate change, and the threat of cyberattacks looms.  

Power lines are seen in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

January 25, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Virtual Roundtable: Technology and the Economy

Transcript: ROSE: Hi, everybody and welcome. My name is Gideon Rose. I'm the Mary and David Boise Distinguished Fellow in US Foreign Policy here at the Council on Foreign Relations. And this proje…

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December 21, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Why One Man Can Ruin Turkey’s Economy

Did Erdogan break Turkish politics by empowering the presidency—or was it broken already?

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters in Istanbul, Turkey, April 16, 2017.

December 21, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Why One Man Can Ruin Turkey’s Economy

Did Erdogan break Turkish politics by empowering the presidency—or was it broken already?

March 4, 2022

Trade
CFR Welcomes New Fellows for International Political Economy and Trade Policy

Last month, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomed Zongyuan Zoe Liu and Inu Manak to the David Rockefeller Studies Program, where they are contributing to the work of the Maurice R. Greenber…

September 30, 2021

Economics
Supply Chain Economy: Understanding Innovation in Services

Supply chains are an integral part of the American economy and actively drive U.S. innovation. However, what is included in the term has lacked an empirical definition. Reviewing the suppliers and cr…

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April 13, 2021

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 …

Students attend their graduation ceremony at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

October 18, 2021

China
Virtual Roundtable: What Xi’s “Common Prosperity” Policies Mean for China and the Global Economy

Michael Pettis, professor of finance at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing, and coauthor, most recently, of Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts th…

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July 1, 2021

Economics
Global Growth Tracker: World Economies by GDP

This tracker charts the economic growth performance through time of ninety-one countries around the globe.