Category: International Economics

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International Economics

The dollar debate

Our annual rundown on the dollar’s current and future role in global trade.

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Globalizing labor

COVID and digitech point to a new phase of globalization, one led by services.

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RCEP and its significance for the global economy

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and its impact on the EU and the U.S.

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Swap lines and covered interest parity

During the COVID-19 crisis the Fed expanded and enhanced the U.S. swap lines. What was the impact of this policy on covered interest parity deviations?

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Exchange rate movements during the pandemic

Core dollar exchange rates have been quite stable during the pandemic. But for how long?

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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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