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Condoleezza Rice: China Hurt Itself By Saying It Wanted To Dominate The Tech World

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia CNBC
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses immigration, trade, closed markets, and cyber-security issues that the US and world have with China. Rices notes that a trade agreement between the US and China, will help not only the US and China, but economies worldwide.

In the News

ECB Frustrated As Markets Call Bluff On Stimulus Signals

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia The Financial Times
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Seven years ago Mario Draghi could rely on words alone to convince markets that he would do “whatever it takes” to save the euro. Now, with his eight-year term drawing to a close, investors are willing to bet that the European Central Bank president is bluffing.

Policy Seminar with Charles Calomiris

Friday, May 31, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Charles Calomiris, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Hoover, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School, Director of the Business School’s Program for Financial Studies and its Initiative on Finance and Growth in Emerging Markets, and Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, discussed “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Returns: Time-Varying Risk Regimes.”

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ECB Vows To Hold Rates At Historic Lows Until At Least Early 2020

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Irish Times
Thursday, June 6, 2019

The European Central Bank has said it expects to keep rates on hold at record lows until the middle of 2020 as policymakers grapple with mounting concerns about weak inflation.

In the News

Taylor’s Rule: Too High, Too Low – Where Should Interest Rates Go?

interview with John B. Taylorvia Biz News
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Taylor’s Rule is an interest rate forecasting model invented by John Taylor in the early 90s. And according to Investopedia “it’s a proposed guideline for how central banks should alter interest rates in response to changes in economic conditions.” In South Africa, the Reserve Bank’s mandate is very topical at present, which in turn sets up a discussion around interest rates. SARB’s current mandate is tailored around a targeted inflation band of 3-6%, with the repo rate currently at 6.75%. 

In the News

Are US Households Losing The Trade War?

quoting Robert E. Hallvia Chicago Booth Review
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Over the course of 2018, the Trump administration imposed tariffs on approximately $283 billion of US imports, with rates ranging between 10 percent and 50 percent. In response, US trading partners, especially China, retaliated with tariffs averaging 16 percent on approximately $121 billion of US exports.

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American Foreign Policy Adrift

quoting George P. Shultzvia Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In a May 11 speech at the Claremont Institute in Beverly Hills, entitled “A Foreign Policy from the Founding,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo quoted John Quincy Adams to explain how Donald Trump’s foreign policy is grounded in a “realism” that eluded his predecessors, particularly George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Adams, then Secretary of State, wrote in 1821 that America “goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.”


David Mulford On India, China, And Economic Trends

interview with David C. Mulfordvia The Federalist
Monday, June 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow David Mulford weighs in on populism in Indian elections, major concerns over relations with China, Brexit, and his time as US Ambassador to India as it emerged as an economic power.

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The Sixth Asian Monetary Policy Forum Discusses Global Reserve And Digital Currencies

mentioning Steven J. Davisvia Monetary Authority of Singapore
Friday, May 31, 2019

The Asian Monetary Policy Forum (AMPF) convenes today for the sixth consecutive year. The highlights of the Forum include presentations and discussions on the dominant role of the US dollar and its implications for monetary policy, as well as challenges posed by digital currencies.

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The Libertarian: Trump, Trade, And China

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Are tariffs a necessary evil when it comes to stopping Chinese predation?


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The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

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