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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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An Overview on the Brazilian Economy

Short overview of the Brazilian economy.  By Patricia Galves Derolle. (07/28/2014)

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IA Forum Interview: Ewa Wojkowska & Toshi Nakamura (Kopernik)

IA Forum interview with Co-Founders of Kopernik, organization that introduces technologies and creates micro-business opportunities in remote communities.  By Rafael Panlilio.  (07/01/2014)

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International Trade and Environment: a paradoxical but complementary subject

Author discusses how international trade and environmental issues complement each other.  By Patricia Galves Derolle.  (06/17/2014)

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Start-Up Chile: A Critical Analysis

Paper analyzes Chile's Start-Up Chile (SUC) program, designed to foster entrepreneur development. By David Feige. (06/12/2014)

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Institutional Stability, Foreign Investor Preference, and China's Inward FDI

Paper provides analysis of China's 1992 FDI surge.  By Nick Taber.  (06/04/2014)

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Interview: Professor Haroon Bhorat - South African Economy

From IA-Forum's biannual publication, Professor Haroon Bhorat discusses the South African economy and the BRICS.  

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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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Highlights: Benefits of NAFTA

On the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, the Peterson Institute f (8/20/2014)
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CGD Event: Fatal Assistance

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Is the West to Blame for Russia's Aggression in Ukraine? Of Course Not!

John J. Mearsheimer is supposed to be one of the forem (8/20/2014)

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Policy Brief 14-21: Is China's Property Market Heading toward Collapse? [pdf]

China's property market has slowed more than expected s (8/20/2014)

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Clicking on Heaven’s Door: The Effect of Immigrant Legalization on Crime

According to an annual survey conducted in North Americ (8/20/2014)

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Keep Rates Low until the Hidden Jobless Return to Work

This year's annual conference of central bankers in Ja (8/19/2014)

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Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe

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Rethinking US Foreign Assistance: What Is the Future of USAID’s Global Development Lab? An Interview

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Global Health blog: Data Revolution from the Bottom-Up

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Global Health blog: One Lesson for Ebola from HIV: Donors Must Help Protect Health Workers

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Debt Sanctions Can Help Ukraine and Fill a Gap in the International Financial System [pdf]

The escalating crisis in Ukraine has prompted the Unit (8/15/2014)

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Event: The Old Normal for the World Economy

Adam S. Posen delivered a talk titled "The Old Normal (8/15/2014)

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Police Paramilitarization, in Ferguson and Beyond

As the events in Ferguson, MO demonstrate, America’s do (8/14/2014)

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China Chart of the Week

New figures from the National Bureau of Statistics reveale (8/13/2014)
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Development blog: What’s the Point of the Post-2015 Agenda?

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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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Will Modi's India Reinvent International Relations?

Cleo Paskal analyzes Prime Minister Modi's opportunity to reshape India's foreign policy.  (Huffington Post, 06/05/2014)

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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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