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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.

The Prevailing State of Trade

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.

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May 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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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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