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Are Negative Interest Rates and Quantitative Easing Compatible? An Interview with Christian Noyer

April 29th, 2016

While the U.S. Federal Reserve holds its cautious course toward higher interest rates, European central bankers have doubled down on ultra-low interest rates in the form of negative interest rates.  We recently spoke with Christian Noyer, honorary governor of the Banque de France, to get his thoughts on these extraordinary monetary measures, whether negative interest rates and quantitative easing are compatible, and whether central bank actions that may work in theory will work in practice.

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Why is Good Politics Bad Economics?

May 24th, 2016

Gail FolserAs the U.S. election season grinds on, the promises of what government can do for Americans become increasingly rosy.  We have come a long way from President John F. Kennedy’s famous challenge to Americans in his 1961 inaugural speech: “Ask not what your country can do for you.  Ask what you can do for your country.”

Capturing the Urbanization Dividend: Lessons from China and Brazil

April 28th, 2016

Urbanization is well established as a powerful growth tool for emerging markets.  As economies advance from agriculture to manufacturing to advanced manufacturing, logistics and services, higher-value economic activity becomes more concentrated in urban areas and more productive.

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May 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 report ranks the top 30 emerging markets by prime working-age urban market opportunity and risk out to 2050.


March 17th, 2016

On March 17, 2016, The GailFosler Group (GFG) held a luncheon meeting in Paris, France for a private, high level group of select CEOs and business leaders.


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