Category: International Economics

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International Economics

Re-evaluating the role of trade and value chains during pandemics

New research with some counter-intuitive results on how trade impacts pandemics. Would renationalization of specific value chains increase resilience?

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Post COVID: will the dollar be in trouble?

The crisis has reaffirmed the dollar’s role as the ultimate safe haven but at the same time it has also widen the faultlines.

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A granular view of the U.S.-China phase one deal

The hazards of the recent U.S.- China deal that might have gone unnoticed.

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Are capital controls making a comeback?

After the financial crisis opposition to capital controls wavered. Two very recent papers examine whether limits on capital mobility achieve their financial and macroeconomic goals.

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The crisis at the WTO

The U.S. has been chipping away at the WTO for the last two years. How does today’s situation compare to the U.S.-Japan trade war of the 1970s?

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Is the dollar still the dominant currency?

Many have highlighted the recent fall in the dollar’s share of global FX reserves as a sign of the dollar’s waning dominance. What does the data really show?

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On the recent protectionist trend

New research on how the recent protectionist trend has affected the US and Europe.

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Types of global governance

Dani Rodrik and Kemal Derviş advocate two different types of global governance: one that emphasizes national sovereignty and one that emphasizes the role of international institutions. Quite thought-provoking!

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US dollar intervention

As the odds for a US dollar intervention rise, economists wonder what the long term impact might be and whether a weak dollar could benefit the US economy.

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The new currency manipulators

At the end of May 2019 the Treasury published its currency manipulation report.  The report is considered to be a  reductio ad absurdum  and a Niagara of nonsense.

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