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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.”

Commodity Prices: A Bumpy Path Upward

July 8th, 2016

After nearly two years of declines, commodity prices have moved up in 2016.  Gold led with a 20 percent gain, followed by oil, which rebounded back to late-2015 levels at around $50 a barrel.  Other metals like copper are off their lows and have begun to turn up over the last few weeks, but unlike gold and oil, have yet to show any strong conviction in one direction or the other.

 
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September 5th, 2016

On September 5, 2016, The GailFosler Group (GFG) will convene a private, high level group of select CEOs, Chairmen, and top policy leaders in London to exchange and synthesize their views on key global business issues.

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This report revisits and advances the global growth scenarios we introduced in our November 2015 Global Outlook report, Charting a New Path.

 

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