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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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Insurance Is the Problem, Not the Solution

March 16th, 2017

Gail FolserThe 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.

States’ Rights vs. States’ Revenues

April 27th, 2017

The President’s fully detailed budget will not be made available until mid-May.  However, we already know from the outlines of proposals that have been made public that the Trump administration intends to turn over great swaths of federal education, transportation, environmental and health care responsibilities to state and local governments.

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


In our view, U.S. stock markets are banking on much more legislative change than will actually occur this year – a year in which many companies are as likely to be losers as winners.


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