Economics and Globalization News

U.S. Trade Strategy and The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Discussion With Ambassador Michael Froman

Feb 03, 2016
In anticipation of the signing of the TPP, Wilson Center Director and President Jane Harman spoke with United States Trade Representative Michael Froman about the agreement and its importance to overall US trade strategy.

How Resilient is the Global Economy?

Jan 28, 2016
With oil prices continuing to drop and China attempting to manage its economic slowdown, the US stock market and global markets have been jolted. Meg Lundsager and Kent Hughes discuss the resiliency of the global economy as it’s tested on many fronts.

The Russian Center

Jan 28, 2016
Conjecture about some meaningful driver of Russian behavior has been common among both foreign watchers of Russia and Russians themselves. The problem is, it is hard to tell whether the Kremlin is being rational or ideological, writes Maxim Trudolyubov.

The Outlook For Brazil in 2016

Jan 20, 2016
The Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute recently convened a panel that looked ahead at the challenges facing Brazil in 2016 on the heels of the debilitating political and economic crisis that engulfed the country in 2015.

Russia Won’t Recover Unless It Reforms Its State

Jan 20, 2016
The state, being what it is in Russia, a living creature with aspirations and idiosyncrasies of its own, may start saving itself, rather than saving the nation, writes Maxim Trudolyubov.

Popular Decisions, Unpopular Outcomes

Jan 11, 2016
The president’s moves are bound to remain popular, despite leading to disastrous outcomes. Today’s Russia may serve as a teaching aide for anyone interested in studying the effects of populism.

U.S.–China Relations in 2016: What to Expect

Jan 07, 2016
China’s stock market is making headlines in the early days of 2016. While economic issues will continue to be an important focus, Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly provides a preview of what else we might expect in the realm of U.S.–China relations in the new year.

U.S. Markets Drop Amid Global Concerns

Jan 06, 2016
Wilson Center Global Europe Program Public Policy Fellow Kent Hughes describes the circumstances creating unrest in global markets.

Strengthening a Foolproof Relationship

Dec 15, 2015
Tokyo wishes to further intensify its ties with New Delhi, particularly amid ever-growing tensions in the South China Sea and unshakeable anxiety about Beijing’s military stance.

Swiss Day: Can Central Banks Save the Global Economy?

Dec 14, 2015
In the aftermath of the 2008 global economic crisis, central banks played a major role in preventing a bad situation from getting worse. And now as many economies continue to struggle, questions remain about the ongoing role of the banks and how much authority and autonomy they should have to address lingering problems. For the second annual Swiss Day event at the Wilson Center, an expert panel convened to explore these issues and to address the fundamental question: Can central banks save the global economy?