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Violence and Divided Politics in America: An Interview with Beverly Gage

November 29th, 2016

A rising sense of domestic insecurity made a dramatic mark on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  To add historical perspective on the rise in violence in America and its impact on political alignments, we spoke with Beverly Gage, professor of 20th-century American history at Yale University, about the history of violence in America and its effects on American politics and immigration policy.

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Trump vs. the Fed: Will the President-elect Re-write Fed Policy?

November 16th, 2016

Gail FolserIn the fast-paced days since Donald J. Trump clinched the U.S. Presidency, financial and media analysts have scrambled to list areas in which the new Trump Administration is likely to upend current policy orthodoxy. President-elect Trump has criticized the Fed’s low interest rate policies as ineffective and distorting, a corner of the U.S. policy arena only now getting serious attention.

What Do Climate Efforts Mean for Fossil Fuels Demand?

November 9th, 2016

The growing global commitment to battle climate change combined with the collapse in oil prices clouds the long-term outlook for fossil fuels, especially oil.   The recent implementation of the UN Paris Agreement, which has been ratified by 100 countries, including the four largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters — the United States, China, India and the European Union — would appear to put fossil fuels and climate objectives on a collision course.

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December 2016

Our global outlook reports examine the dynamics that shape the global economy and outline our expectations for regional and global economic growth over the next few years.

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This brief was prompted by various estimates of oil demand that have been put forward in recent weeks and the recent run up in oil prices after last week’s OPEC supply agreement.


November 10th, 2016

This report explores how demand for fossil fuels and renewables will be shaped by global commitments to climate objectives and the potential for investment across the energy sector.


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