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Italy’s Quadruple Threat To Europe

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Italy's new Five Star Movement/League government has been assuring financial markets that its intentions with respect to the euro and EU fiscal rules are pure. But soothing words will not change the fact that Italy is beset by political and economic crises that could plunge it – and Europe – into the abyss.

Analysis and Commentary

Europe's Vanishing Calm

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Rhone River Valley in southern France is a storybook marriage of high technology, traditional vineyards and ancestral villages. High-speed trains and well-designed toll roads, crisscross majestic cathedrals, castles and chateaus.

In the News

Populist Eurosceptics Have A Nationalist Vision Of The Future – But It Rests On Flawed Assumptions

quoting Josef Joffevia The Conversation
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe, as populists from both the left and right hold up their retrograde visions of gloriously assertive and blissfully self-reliant nation states. The installation of a populist and eurosceptic government in Italy in recent weeks, after months of political wrangling, is just the latest episode of this saga.

In the News

Italy And The End Of The Euro

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

At the time Italy joined the European Monetary Union (EMU) in 1999 on its way to full-fledged membership in the eurozone in January 2002, economists debated whether this never-tried-before experiment will succeed or not. 

Analysis and Commentary

Lessons Of The ELB

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

I gave a short presentation on monetary policy at the Nobel Symposium run by the Swedish House of Finance.


National And International Monetary Reform

by John B. Taylorvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Recent deviations from sound, rules-based monetary policy have led to an uneven economic recovery. The Federal Reserve should return to a rules-based monetary policy in order to promote economic growth and stability.

In the News

Why Stocks Can’t Wait For The Midterms To Be Over

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, May 6, 2018

[Subscription Required] The stock market is likely to struggle between now and the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

In the News

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon: Odds For The Next Recession Are 100 Percent

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Observer
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Jamie Dimon’s outlook for the next economic recession is like a fortune teller predicting your death: It will eventually come, but it’s hard to say when.

New Talks by Hoover Fellows Recorded at the 2018 Spring Retreat

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Talks by Hoover Fellows Recorded at the 2018 Spring Retreat.

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Spying, Stealing, and Subordination: Dealing with the New China Rules

featuring Michael R. Auslinvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Michael Auslin, Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, gives a talk titled "Spying, Stealing, and Subordination: Dealing with the New China Rules."


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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.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple