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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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Why Republicans Are Struggling With Health Care

July 5th, 2017

Gail FolserCongressional 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.

Border Adjustment Tax Offsets Tax Reform Benefits

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.

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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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June 21st, 2017

In this briefing, we argue that tax reform is not the impossible task it is made out to be, and why we believe it will be enacted by the end of this calendar year.


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.


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