Trade and Development News

A Restart of the Stunted Relations with the U.S.

Mar 19, 2014
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, presents his views on the stunted relations between Brazil and the U.S.

The Past, Present, and Future of US Trade Agreements

Mar 17, 2014
Senior Scholar William Krist discusses his new book, Globalization and America’s Trade Agreements, a valuable primer on trade policy.

Latin American Program in the News: La desigualdad puede ralentizar el desarrollo económico de América Latina

Feb 25, 2014
El País discusses Latin American Program's "Social Gains in the Balance: A Challenge for Fiscal Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean" event.This article is in Spanish.

Russia's Sliding Ruble

Feb 18, 2014
"As if Russia did not already have enough worries, with the security issues associated with the Sochi Olympics and the growing unrest next door in Ukraine, it now faces severe downward pressure on its currency," writes Will Pomeranz.

Dilma Needs Davos More Than Davos Needs Dilma

Jan 27, 2014
For now, Rousseff's comfortable position in opinion polls gives her space in Davos to talk about plans for fiscal tightening and economic opening, which would create confidence among investors, writes Paulo Sotero.

Why U.S. Angst Over Chinese Buyouts is Warranted

Jan 27, 2014
Worries about Chinese takeovers of key U.S. companies are a deepening concern to both policymakers and consumer advocacy groups. And the American public has reason to be wary of these acquisitions.

Latin American Program in the News: Raúl Castro busca reinserción regional de Cuba como anfitrión de la Celac

Jan 27, 2014
This article discusses CELAC and Raúl Castro's hope to seek regional reintegration of Cuba. Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the opportunity that CELAC provides for this reintegration. This article is in Spanish.
Jennifer Turner Interviewed by The Globe and Mail

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Comments on China’s Global Environmental Impact

Jan 24, 2014
A recent study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that pollution from heavy industry concentrated in eastern China is drifting across the Pacific Ocean and helping foul the air on North America’s west coast. Interviewed by The Globe and Mail (Canada), Dr.Turner comments on the responsibility for China’s pollution problem.

Latin American Program in the News: New Economic Realities Take Hold in Latin America

Jan 23, 2014
On this segment of The Daily Circuit by MPR, Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed concerning the rise of Latin American economies.

Who Benefits from the Customs Union?

Jan 13, 2014
On November 2, 2013, President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in Yekaterinburg at the tenth annual Forum on Interregional Cooperation. In the presence of journalists, they disputed, with unexpected severity, which country had supplied more goods and invested more within the framework of the Customs Union.

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