April 28th, 2017
We sat down with Jean-Claude Trichet, the Honorary Governor of Banque de France and former President of the European Central Bank, to discuss the durability of the European Union in the wake of growing terrorist threats, political upheaval, and the stunning French elections. Mr. Trichet played a central role in Europe’s response to the financial crisis and is highly regarded as an experienced and thoughtful observer of euro area and European challenges.
March 16th, 2017
The House Republicans have put forward the first of a three-part effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).1 In this first step, many (perhaps most) of the ACA benefit-related provisions are maintained while most of the taxes levied to fund the ACA are eliminated.
May 26th, 2017
Trade in value terms has grown exponentially since the late 1970s, roughly doubling every 10 years between then and 2000, and then shooting up by 2.5 times between 2000 and 2008, the beginning of the financial crisis.1 Trade declined almost 25 percent during the financial crisis.