Monday, February 20, 2017
  1. Trump the Reluctant Multilateralist

    Barry Eichengreen

    Trump the Reluctant Multilateralist

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     wonders whether the US president's apparent about-face on NATO will apply to other organizations.

    WB headquarters DC Brooks Kraft
    US President Donald Trump did not take office as a committed multilateralist. But even a president committed to putting “America first” now seems to recognize – at least with respect to NATO – that a framework through which countries can pursue shared goals is not a bad thing. READ MORE
  2. The Financial Education of the Eurozone

    Christopher Smart

    The Financial Education of the Eurozone

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     shows how bank and financial-market interdependence can be a source of resilience for the eurozone.

    Penone sculpture at ECB Horacio Villalobos/Getty Images
    Europe’s leaders will confront many challenges this year, but they will also have an opportunity to strengthen their battered union. If they can restore the banking sector's credibility, and further integrate the banking union and capital markets, 2017 might turn out to be a better year than anyone expected. READ MORE
  3. The Promise of Middle East Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Alissa Amico
  4. How Economic Populism Works

    Andrés Velasco

    How Economic Populism Works

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     warns that damaging policies can be sustained for a long time before they become toxic.

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    Anti-populists in the US, the UK, and elsewhere must grasp the reality that bad policies pay off, both economically and politically, long before they become toxic. If critics do not understand that and act accordingly, populists will have as long (and destructive) a run in the rich countries as they once had in Latin America. READ MORE
  5. The Global Economy’s Surprising Resilience

    Jim O'Neill
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