Newsletter: A monthly brief of new insights on important economic, financial and policy issues.
With the Equifax data breach fresh in everyone’s mind and fintech on the march, we sat down with Richard Ledgett, former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency and recent recipient of the National Security Medal, to discuss cyber risk to our financial systems, the role of technology in increasing and mitigating risk, and what can be done to make the system and the individuals and organizations that use it more secure.
Advances in artificial intelligence have spawned a spirited debate about the future of man’s relationship to machines and the potential to change the character of human existence as we know it. We sat down with Joel Mokyr, Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and professor of economics and history at Northwestern University, to discuss how we should think about artificial intelligence (AI) in the evolution of technology and what it could mean for both the economy and society.
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.
Despite reasonably available financing and rising housing prices, residential construction volume remains significantly below its pre-financial crisis peak and has yet to find a new equilibrium.
Rising immigration and insecurity have historical precedents; what is new is America’s divided politics and waning optimism.
Students are demanding public impact as well as high quality learning from the top universities.
The rise of Trump, Brexit and Black Lives Matter highlight how networks are upending traditional hierarchies and institutions.
The extraordinary monetary policies applied by European central banks are working at cross purposes.
American security has improved significantly since 9/11, but the fight against ISIS is overregulated and under resourced.
The Fed’s impending interest rate missed the long window of opportunity and now ignores signs of weakness in the global economy.
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