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October 20, 2022

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).

September 13, 2022

Economics
Reporting on Inflation and the U.S. Economy

Zongyuan Zoe Liu, CFR fellow for international political economy, discusses global factors and trends contributing to inflation in the United States along with Justin Backover, business and policy re…

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July 20, 2022

Economics
Global Growth Tracker: World Economies by GDP

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

November 14, 2022

Germany
Germany’s China Policy: Has It Learned From Its Dependency on Russia?

The German economy remains heavily dependent on China, its largest trading partner, despite mounting geopolitical tensions between the West and Beijing.

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…

Play An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at a private company's office in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, December 17, 2014.

September 19, 2022

United States
How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help the United States to Lead in the Clean Energy Economy

The IRA not only benefits the climate but also strengthens American competitiveness and spurs clean energy innovation.

Biden signs IRA

November 18, 2022

Economics
Is Industrial Policy Making a Comeback?

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of China have prompted renewed debate about the U.S. government’s role in shaping the economy.

Workers assemble Ford vehicles at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Illinois.

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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November 10, 2022

G20 (Group of Twenty)
What Does the G20 Do?

The Group of Twenty, an informal gathering of many of the world’s largest economies, is the premier global forum for discussing economic issues. But it has faced divisions over trade, climate change,…

A photo of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Indonesia.

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?