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Section: Peterson Institute for International Economics (USA)

      Boris Johnson Enters Democracy’s Twilight Zone
      Sep05

      Boris Johnson Enters Democracy’s Twilight Zone

      British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s power grab, in which he has suspended the UK Parliament for five weeks from September 9, 2019, has recklessly undermined democracy at a time of historic decision making on the future of the United Kingdom. Because of his actions, the parliament cannot formally… …read more Source:: Peterson...

      The Rise of Economic Nationalism Threatens Global Cooperation
      Sep05

      The Rise of Economic Nationalism Threatens Global Cooperation

      The coordinated policy response of major economic powers to the global financial crisis of 2008 prevented an even bigger catastrophe. Now with the risk of another downturn, caused in part by the US-China trade war, what are the prospects for worldwide policy coordination to avert a disaster? Not… …read more Source:: Peterson Institute...

      Back to the Center: Italy’s New Governing Coalition Faces Tough Choices
      Sep05

      Back to the Center: Italy’s New Governing Coalition Faces Tough Choices

      Italy’s new governing coalition, combining the populist Five Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party, has done more than sideline the right-wing forces of League Party leader Matteo Salvini. The new more centrist alliance is certain to calm nervous financial markets and reassure the… …read more Source:: Peterson...

      Elizabeth Warren’s Approach to Trade Is Inclusive, Green, and Ineffective
      Sep05

      Elizabeth Warren’s Approach to Trade Is Inclusive, Green, and Ineffective

      If Senator Elizabeth Warren’s policies on trade have a familiar ring, it may be because they echo the unlikely alliance of economic nationalist, labor, and environmental interests championed by previous presidential candidates Patrick Buchanan, Ross Perot, and Ralph Nader, vintage 1993, in… …read more Source:: Peterson Institute...

      The Amazon Is  Burning. Bolsonaro Fanned the Flames.
      Sep05

      The Amazon Is Burning. Bolsonaro Fanned the Flames.

      Global warming is widely and correctly blamed for the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest and elsewhere around the world. But the tragedy in Brazil represents a public policy failure of a more manageable and unforgiveable sort. It is not just the Brazilian inability to fight the fires. The… …read more Source:: Peterson Institute for...

      Ukraine: Fantastically Corrupt
      Mar01

      Ukraine: Fantastically Corrupt

      Ukraine is again failing to break away from its corrupt, oligarchic post-communist transition. The high hopes for reducing corruption after the Euromaidan revolution have faded, and the country is looking for new leadership in an unlikely place: Georgia. RealTime post by Simeon Djankov. …read more Source: Peterson Institute for...

      Will Greece Follow Ukraine’s Gamble?
      May26

      Will Greece Follow Ukraine’s Gamble?

      After months of patient negotiations with its creditors, the Ukrainian government decided to gamble on May 19—by passing a motion through parliament to impose a moratorium on paying international bondholders. This calculated measure was taken after talks with creditors bogged down earlier in May. RealTime post by Simeon Djankov. …read more...

      Ukraine’s Bond Restructuring: Surgery, Conspiracy, and Campaign
      Apr18

      Ukraine’s Bond Restructuring: Surgery, Conspiracy, and Campaign

      Debt restructuring is the second largest source of outside financing for Ukraine’s new International Monetary Fund (IMF) program. The Fund itself brings $17.5 billion over four years; $9.6 billion comes from governments and other multilaterals (including Europe, the United States, and most recently, China), leaving $15.3 billion for the...

      Russia’s Bond: It’s Official! (… and Private … and Anything Else It Wants to Be …)
      Apr18

      Russia’s Bond: It’s Official! (… and Private … and Anything Else It Wants to Be …)

      Ukraine’s bond restructuring talks are in high gear, and, as ever, Russia is the trouble du jour. Not only is it threatening to hold out in the bond deal and take Ukraine to arbitration, Russia also seems poised to block International Monetary Fund (IMF) disbursements to Ukraine using an arcane Fund policy on “lending into...

      Book Release Event: Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It
      Apr17

      Book Release Event: Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It

      Senior Fellow Anders Åslund presented the findings of his new book, “Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It,” published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics and released on April 17, 2015. Ukraine’s Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko and Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius...

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