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By Barry Eichengreen - Oct 14,2020
BERKELEY — The odds of Scotland becoming independent are rising by the day. In Scotland’s 2014 referendum, some 45 per cent of voters favored independence.
By Barry Eichengreen - Sep 14,2020
BERKELEY — April marked the most dramatic and, some would say, dangerous phase of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States.
By Barry Eichengreen - Aug 16,2020
BERKELEY — The dollar is in free-fall! The global greenback is doomed! scream recent headlines.
By Barry Eichengreen - Jul 14,2020
BERKELEY — COVID-19 is not going away, and other dangerous viruses may be coming. This means it is time to face the grim truth: many of the pandemic’s effects on our economies and societies will be persistent, even permanent.Some of these changes are already evident.
By Barry Eichengreen - Jun 08,2020
BERKELEY — Two weeks of massive, nationwide demonstrations against police violence and racial bias have raised concerns about a second wave of COVID-19 infections in the United States.
By Barry Eichengreen - Feb 12,2020
BERKELEY — Donald Trump’s “America First” policies are widely regarded as an abdication of global leadership, sounding the death knell of the post-World War II multilateral order that the United States shaped and sustained. There is much truth to this view.
By Barry Eichengreen - Jan 15,2020
AMSTERDAM — The European Central Bank (ECB) is undergoing a changing of the guard: A new president, a new chief economist and two new executive board members.
By Barry Eichengreen - Dec 10,2019
SASKATOON — The eurozone is in a bind. Despite successive doses of monetary stimulus by the European Central Bank (ECB), inflation remains stubbornly below target.
By Barry Eichengreen - Nov 12,2019
ZURICH — For over a decade, China has accounted for a quarter or more of global economic growth.
By Barry Eichengreen - Oct 16,2019
CHICAGO — Plans for Facebook’s proposed “stablecoin”, Libra, appear to be unravelling with the withdrawal of PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, eBay and Mercado Pago as potential sponsors.



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