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Not Your Mother’s Central Bank

An analysis of the Fed and ECB along with TARP and QE. Have Central Bank principles been lost? By George A. Pieler & Jens F. Laurson. (07/24/2011)
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What You Measure is What You’ll Get

A look at economic metrics and understanding how to use them in analysis of countries. By Anuradha Kataria. (04/07/2014)

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Mineral traceability and conflict in eastern DRC: the case of the “Conflict-Free Tin Initiative”

Paper analyzes the Conflict-Free Tin Initiative and whether traceability provided by it will provide positive results. By Dr. Edoardo Monaco. (02/13/2014)

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Climate Change and Reinsurance: The Human Security Issue

Paper analyzes the effects of climate change on reiinsurance and human security issues. By Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic & Carla Baumer. (02/10/2014)

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The Ongoing Public Debt Crisis in the European Union: Impacts on and Lessons for Vietnam

Paper analyzes causes of public debt crisis, its impacts on the economy of Vietnam, and how to avoid a potential public debt crisis in Vietnam and guarantee sustainable development. By Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan and Nguyen Linh. (02/03/2014)

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Prof. Smita Brunnermeier: BRIC countries

Interview with Professor Smita Brunnermeier of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Professor Robert M. Stern, Goldman School, UC-Berkeley

A look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Professor Emeritus Robert M. Stern. (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Prof. Werner Baer: BRIC countries

A look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis). Professor Werner Baer at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, discusses Brazil's economy. (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

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Now Available: International Affairs Forum - Winter Edition

Our latest edition of International Affairs Forum (Taylor and Francis) is now available. This issue focuses on the BRICS countries and the impact of social media on governance.

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20 Years to Trade Economic Independence for Political Sovereignty

How has the well-being of Latvia changed in the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union? By Eva Maurina. (12/18/2013)
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Defining Victory: The U.S. and Victory in Afghanistan

Paper analyzes: what can be defined as victory in the War in Afghanistan? By Zachary K. Ochoa. (08/08/2013)
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IA Forum Interview: Dr. David Phillips

Foreign Aid: is there a better way to promote development and perhaps alleviate poverty? Author of Development Without Aid discusses. By Katherine Lugo. (08/06/2013)
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The Forum - Summer 2012 Issue - China

In our latest issue of The Forum, experts discuss China's ambitions and worldview, security policy, and exchange rate issue. (06/28/2012)
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Chinese Exchange rate, the US current account deficit, and the Global imbalance

Authors analyze the Chinese exhange rate, US current account deficit, and consideration of a more aligned and flexible RMB exchange rate. By Dr. Jinzhao Chen and Dr. Xingwang
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Made in China, the End of Western Dominance?

Paper that explores the decline of the West and the emergence of the BRICs economies. In this essay, I tend to focus on the role of technological innovation and democracy to (former/current/emerging) super powers. By Johannes Makar. (12/06/2011)
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The Source of Financial Crisis

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Interview: Ukraine Stalemate: Is the Geneva Accord a Dead Letter?

Anders Åslund says the deal reached by US Secret (4/18/2014)

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Ukraine Stalemate: Is the Geneva Accord a Dead Letter?

Anders Aslund says the deal reached by US Secretary of (4/18/2014)

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China’s Reserves: Parsing the Recent Data and Rhetoric

As China’s policy regarding continued intervention in its (4/17/2014)
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Institutions for Macroprudential Regulation: The UK and the U.S.

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Tweaking the Financial Stability Oversight Council to Reduce Risks of Another Financial Crisis

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Event: Macroeconomic Options for Very Small Open Economies

DeLisle Worrell, governor of the Central Bank of Barbad (4/17/2014)

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The Political Origins of Economic Reform in Pakistan

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DeLisle Worrell: Macroeconomic Options for Very Small Open Economies

DeLisle Worrell, governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, (4/17/2014)
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Leszek Balcerowicz Named Recipient of 2014 Milton Friedman Prize

The Cato Institute is pleased to announce that

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Envisioning a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border

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European Banking Union: Current Outlook and Short-Term Choices [pdf]

The launch of Europe's banking union on June 29, 2012, (4/15/2014)

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CGD Event: Reception Honoring Frances Seymour

Reception Honoring Fra (4/14/2014)

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Event: Carlos Marcio Cozendey: Brazil in the Global Economy

Carlos Marcio Cozendey, Brazil's deputy minister of fin (4/14/2014)

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Carlos Marcio Cozendey: Brazil in the Global Economy

Carlos Marcio Cozendey, Brazil's deputy minister of f (4/14/2014)

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EDITORIALS
India-Pakistan Detente: Positive Note

Do recent events point to an unflawing for Indian-Pakistan relations? By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (01/24/2014)

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El Indio: The French Pivot

The French pivot to ASEAN could be the start of a grand interregional enterprise that leads the EU. By Jamil Maidan Flores. (09/12/2013)
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The Rise of BRIC: Too Soon to Make Assumptions

Do the BRIC countries still present a global power shift? Will they? By Zachary K. Ochoa. (07/13/2013)
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How to Deal with the Chinese Exchange Rate

How should the U.S. effectively deal with the Chinese exchange rate? By Dr. David A. Phillips. (08/13/2012)
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Slow Float to China

Authors analyze the issues surrounding the Chinese exchange rate. (06/22/2012)
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America’s Hammering China’s Renminbi Makes Little Sense

Author argues that China’s surpluses are not driving America’s deficits and presents misperceptions about exchange rates and China's growth. By Yukon Huang. (06/18/2012)
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Turkish Delight: Commercial Opportunities in Turkey’s Growing Economy

The world's fastest growing economy: Turkey? Author examines Turkey's economic growth. By Ryan Barnes. (09/03/2011)
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The Missing Sound Economic and Political Fundamentals of the Debt Ceiling Deal

Author provides analysis of the US debt ceiling deal. By David A. Hollingsworth.
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Are 'Systemically Important' Institutions Too Big To Fail?

Authors argue institutionalizing TARP won't make financial firms more secure. By George Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (first published in Forbes, 05/25/2011)
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Why Africa is the Next Destination

Author provides positive analysis for African development and proposes changes that must be made as well. By Eugene Nyambal. (11/04/2010)
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Beyond the Bernard Madoff Swindle

Author provides commentary and analysis on the cultural and policital dimensions of the Madoff scandal. By David A. Hollingsworth. (08/11/2009)
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Climate Smart Aid Is Anything But

International organizations like the World Bank and the UN are supposed to help the world’s poor. Fully convinced about doing good by curbing carbon emissions, they are pushing an anti-development agenda that has direct, negative effects on human welfare. By William Yeatman. (05/25/2009)
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What the World Needs from the London Summit

A look ahead at the G20 Summit and an analysis of what it is hoped will be gained from it. By Andrew Pickering. (IA-Forum, 03/30/2009)
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From the Cowboy to the Multicultural Summit

Author looks at Bush, Obama and Latin America from a Peruvian perspective. By Alvaro Henzler (12/20/2008)
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U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement: One Year Later

Author discusses impact and effects of the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement. By Adam Kott (11/03/2008)
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The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America

Author analyzes the decreasing influence of the United States in Latin American and the rising influence of Russia and Brasil. By Adam Kott. (10/20/2008)
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Financial Crisis Impact on South America

Author analyzes impact of the financial crisis on South America. By Adam Kott. (10/15/2008)
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Financial Crisis Impact on Latin America

Author discusses the ripple effect of the U.S. financial crisis on Latin American markets. By Adam Kott. (10/06/2008)
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Threat to Free Trade, Threat to Progress

The crisis of the financial markets could all-too easily be turned into vast economic crisis if political meddling and populist resentments manage to infringe on free trade. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, 10/22/2008)
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Biofuel for Thought

Biofuels may be one of the dumber of the grand, well intentioned ideas of this decade. Yet they are here to stay, because of the Zeitgeist that says source-diversification is the Holy Grail of energy policy. By George Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (First published by the Atlantic Community, 05/26/2008)
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Refinding the Rainbow

Author speaks with Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen and looks at the implications of the current global economic downturn for the country. By Atsuko Matsumoto (01/29/2009)
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Trees vs. Tusks

Keeping the planet green takes shades of grey, not black-and-white. In Ghana, one shade of grey to be reckoned with is the African Elephant, that noble beast protected by international treaties from hunting, harvesting, or poaching. By George A. Pieler & Jens F. Laurson (09/02/2008)
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Chilling Uncertainties about Global Warming

The Emmy, Oscar, and Nobel Peace Prize committees all seem to agree: global warming exists, humans cause it, and without Al Gore, we'd all be doomed. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first published in the Claremont Review of Books online, 12/16/2007)
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Fear Stalks The Andes

Congress, wary of negotiated deals that open wider the doors to international commerce, surprises only when it approves Free Trade Agreements. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio accuses Free Trade of all sorts of evils. One wonders why trade at all then... By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first published at Forbes.com, 12/14/2007)
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Depends on Whose ‘Locusts’ they Are

Amidst misguided economic thinking, Germany's center-left and center-right swap roles on protectionism. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published in The American, 08/27/2007)
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Lost in the maize of precaution

In adopting the precautionary principle, the EU cast the adage “better safe than sorry” into rigid policy. “Precaution” made into principle may seem innocuous but carries plenty opportunity for abuse and nonsensical policy. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published in The Hill, 08/1/2007)
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Credibility of G8 countries rests on keeping financial markets clean

Discusses financial transparency issues facing G8 and African leaders. By Akere Muna, President Pan African Lawyers Union and Vice Chair Transparency International. (06/07/2007)
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The Western Roots of the New Econo-nationalism

Discusses the author’s concept of ‘econo-nationalism’ - xenophobia in matters having to do with international trade. By Richard Neil Lorenc. (03/18/2007)
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Milton Friedman, Technology Maven

Milton Friedman lives on, despite his demise: he’s the rightful patron saint of blogging. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published at American.com, 02/13/2007)
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Resist Congress Encroaching on Economic Freedom

Under the new House Leadership, pro-growth and free-trade policies may be a thing of the past. But such economic populism – espoused by either party – should be nipped in the bud. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (this article first appeared in the Baltimore Sun, 01/15/2007)
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