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.
July 5th, 2017
Congressional Republicans find themselves in a health care pickle. While the media storm over the Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have you believe that there is widespread support for ACA, attitudes are much more mixed.
June 23rd, 2017
Will Trump’s tough talk on trade or the Republican-proposed border adjustment tax (BAT) to pay for U.S. corporate tax rate cuts reverse the trend toward greater global economic integration and higher trade volumes? The answer depends in part on: (1) how closely trade and tariffs are related, (2) how large and broad-based proposed tariff increases are, and most importantly, (3) whether talk about raising tariffs translates into action. We are skeptical on all three counts.