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The Future of Europe: An Interview With Jean-Claude Trichet

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.

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How Radical Is Trump’s Budget Plan, Really?

May 31st, 2017

Gail FolserPresident Trump’s budget plan for fiscal year 2018 has provided the media with new grist for emotionally charged criticism, but is that criticism really fair? America has a looming budget crisis and potentially an economic crisis to go along with it.

Tax Cuts Will Have to Include the Rich

June 15th, 2017

Early in his tenure, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin boldly promised that tax reform would not cut taxes for the rich—a promise he has since “walked back.”  Recently, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has laced the upcoming debt limit debate with assertions that House Democrats will not support a debt limit increase that permits tax cuts for the rich.

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June 2017

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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May 25th, 2017

This report assesses the progress of global trade policy and whether Trump administration policies or the House Republican border tax adjustment signal a shift toward protectionism by the U.S.


In this briefing, we address the deficit challenge associated with the 2017 U.S. legislative agenda and the implications for tax reform.


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