Peterson Perspectives: Interviews on Current Issues
Summary: Peterson Institute research staff offer their analyses of current economic and political events in brief interviews. The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. The views expressed in these interviews are those of the interviewee(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the individual members of the Institute's Board of Directors or its Advisory Committee. We welcome feedback from listeners and encourage you to convey your comments directly to the person interviewed.
Adam S. Posen says the market turmoil in Japan may actually be a sign that Prime Minister Abe's economic policies are working.
Nicholas R. Lardy says the Chinese leadership's stated intention to liberalize the domestic economy could portend important changes sought by the United States.
Nicholas R. Lardy assesses the outlook for the Obama-Xi Jinping Summit in California on June 6-7.
Nicolas Véron explains why low-tax havens in Europe like Ireland and Luxembourg are a legitimate business model and will be hard to suppress. In Part II: A Step Forward on Disclosure
Gary Clyde Hufbauer says that a reported US-EU-China accord to raise prices of solar panels will harm consumers and the solar energy industry.
Gary Clyde Hufbauer says countries that don't want to be left behind by a transpacific or transatlantic trade accord may spur global trade talks.
Gary Clyde Hufbauer assesses the prospects for reviving global trade talks with the installation of the new WTO director-general Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo.
Marcus Noland explains why South Korean President Park is an inspirational and divisive figure at home, but that US-Korea economic ties are healthy now.
Marcus Noland outlines the agenda for Presidents Obama and Park on nuclear issues and dangers posed by North Korea.
Nicolas Veron says Franco-German ties are suffering as the French grow sullen over their increasingly challenging economic travails.
Angel Ubide says the tough austerity programs adopted by Spain and Italy are being revised, but only on the margins.
Douglas A. Rediker says the role of central banks in Europe, Japan and the US were a focus of intense discussion at the IMF-World Bank meetings.
Douglas A. Rediker says the debates over growth vs. austerity at the annual IMF-World Bank meetings were lively but inconclusive.
Arvind Subramanian says the flap over the Reinhart-Rogoff conclusions on debt and growth underscores the need for rigorous replication of economic research before it is published.
Anders Aslund says the Russian economy is faltering, but the United States seeks to set aside human rights and deal with Putin on nuclear arms this year.