Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:16:02 -0500
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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:15:45 -0500
Germany’s foreign minister reports “astonishment and agitation.” The French president protests indignantly about unsolicited “outside advice .” Even Secretary of State John F. Kerry sees behavior that is “inappropriate.” President-elect Donald Trump’s weekend interview, in which he casually predicted the breakup of the European Union, has certainly attracted attention.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:05:46 -0500
The Davos set ignored the warning signs for years. Now, global elites are rightly worried about what comes next.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:44:07 -0500
Joshua Kurlantzick discusses economic responses in Asia to uncertainty over President-Elect Trump’s policies on trade.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:53:41 -0500
In this interview with Maurits Elen of The Diplomat, Robert Rubin shares his vision on Sino-American relations in the new Trump era.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:54:37 -0500
When Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobil Corp.’s longtime chief executive and now Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of state, appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, he will get a lot of questions about his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. If senators want a better conversation with Mr. Tillerson, they should get him to acknowledge—or dispute—the basic facts of Russian-American relations. Stephen Sestanovich presents three questions aimed at getting Tillerson to admit how much sanctions have accomplished.
Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:13:55 -0500
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn writes that markets showed impressive resilience in the face of a range of geopolitical shocks in 2016, but recent market moves suggest this year could be different. A greater range of possible, if unlikely, political challenges, as well as U.S. monetary policy normalization, could bring a crisis back to the fore.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:31:28 -0500
In the wake of a turbulent 2016, four experts analyze what’s in store for the global economy in the coming year, from China’s rebalancing efforts to the rise of populism in Europe.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:42:30 -0500
Women’s economic advancement is a primary driver of economic growth and development. In this roundtable, Shauna Olney addresses gender inequalities across a variety of labor market indicators, including quantity and quality of jobs. She also discusses the policies that are necessary to improve women’s labor market participation.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:28:13 -0500
Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of poverty. She also discussed the resources women need to overcome these challenges and the strategic imperative for more inclusive and equitable policy.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:58:37 -0500
Edward Alden discusses Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:58 -0500
Tyler Cowen discusses the prospects for a “cell phones instead of automobile factories” model of economic growth and prosperity.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:20:04 -0500
The international development financing landscape is changing. Today, official development assistance now comprises only 2 percent of financing flows in the developing world. New approaches to financing are needed to address pressing development challenges, including persistent inequalities for women and girls. Drawing upon their respective experiences, Fairhurst, Roberts, and Messing discuss two promising financing mechanisms: strategic philanthropy and impact bonds.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:13:55 -0500
International financial flows have declined significantly since 2008, and world trade is stagnating. Rather than portending a period of de-globalization, Sebastian Mallaby analyzes the data more closely to suggest a reset, not a reversal, of globalization.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:47:52 -0500
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn writes that financial markets rallied following the U.S. election, on hopes that President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s fiscal stimulus and deregulation initiatives would spur corporate profits and growth. Perhaps so, but a strong case could be made for the opposite: that Trump’s economic agenda will prove disruptive to trade and growth, face growing headwinds in Congress, and exert a contractionary impact on the U.S. economy.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:09:45 -0500
Italy’s vote on constitutional reforms, which may determine whether the country can escape its economic doldrums and rescue its ailing banking system, could have consequences for all of Europe, says CFR’s Robert Kahn.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:24 -0500
Edward Alden discusses how the past four decades of U.S. trade and economic policy left many Americans behind in the global economy, and what the next administration might do to address this trend.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:50:33 -0500
Robert Greifeld discusses how the recent and upcoming elections in France, Germany, and the United States might affect trade, markets, and the future of globalization.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:24:23 -0500
Experts discuss the future of U.S. trade policy in light of the recent election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:00:10 -0500
Susan Kaufman Purcell discusses the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:03:08 -0500
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and IBM's Stanley Litow discuss corporate efforts to tackle global challenges and public-private partnerships.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:06:21 -0500
The best way to advance the interests of American workers and consumers is to negotiate better and stronger international agreements, argue CFR's Thomas J. Bollyky and Edward Alden.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:50:28 -0500
Sebastian Mallaby responds to former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s review of his biography on Alan Greenspan.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:42:04 -0500
Trump poses a serious threat to U.S. institutions, argues Sebastian Mallaby in a new Washington Post op-ed, and the Federal Reserve is right in the line of fire.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:43:46 -0500
CFR’s Edward Alden argues that trade is the biggest economic issue that led to Donald Trump’s election.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:52:01 -0500
Stanley Fischer discusses monetary policy, inflation rates, growth, and the Federal Reserve's outlook on the future of the U.S. economy.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:46:47 -0500
Experts consider the economic effects of artificial intelligence.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:14:13 -0400
Charles Evans discusses U.S. economic performance since the 2008 recession, long-term implications for monetary policy, and Federal Reserve strategies for growth.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 16:06:25 -0400
In Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, Council on Foreign Relations Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow Edward Alden explains why the political consensus in support of trade liberalization has collapsed, and how to correct the course. The United States has contributed more than any other nation to writing the rules that created the competitive global economy of today, helping support stronger growth in much of the world. Yet successive U.S. administrations have done far too little to help Americans succeed under those rules, says Alden.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:13:59 -0400
“Much more even than globalization, technology is going to create upheaval and destroy industries and jobs. This can be for the better, helping us create new and more interesting jobs or freeing up time for leisure and artistic pursuits. But unless we find ways to share the prosperity and help Americans adapt to the coming changes, many could be left worse off than they are,” argue Vivek Wadhwa and Edward Alden.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:37:35 -0400
“The real progress has been not in Washington—where the idea of an active government role in promoting economic competitiveness remains suspect—but in the states and the largest cities. More and more local governments have taken the lead in developing competitiveness strategies that start from the premise that local prosperity depends in good part on success in international economic competition,” argues CFR Senior Fellow Edward Alden. This is an excerpt from his new book, Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy.