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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.
By Barry Eichengreen - Sep 11,2019
HANALEI, HAWAII — William Dudley, the immediate past president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, recently stirred up a hornet’s nest when he called for the Fed to consider the impact of its policies on the 2020 presidential election.
By Barry Eichengreen - Apr 18,2019
EDINBURGH — Suddenly it seems that emerging-market economies have gained a respite. Capital flows to these economies dried up in the second half of last year as the US Federal Reserve (Fed) raised its policy rate for five consecutive quarters and shrank its balance sheet.
By Barry Eichengreen - Mar 27,2019
BERKELEY — US President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has put Europe in a bind.
By Barry Eichengreen - Mar 02,2019
BERKELEY — Only now, as we approach the third anniversary of the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership in the European Union, are the implications of leaving the bloc finally sinking in.
By Barry Eichengreen - Feb 04,2019
BRUSSELS — What would have to happen for this to be a tranquil year economically, financially and politically? Answer: a short list of threats to stability would have to be averted.First, the trade war between the United States and China would have to be placed on hold.
By Barry Eichengreen - Nov 18,2018
BRUSSELS — Following Emmanuel Macron’s election as president of France in May 2017, global elites breathed a sigh of relief. The populist wave, they reassured themselves, had crested. Voters had regained their sanity.
By Barry Eichengreen - Sep 13,2018
BERKELEY — While the mania for cryptocurrencies may have peaked, new units continue to be announced, seemingly by the day. Prominent among the new arrivals are so-called “stable coins”.
By Barry Eichengreen - Aug 14,2018
BERKELEY — US President Donald Trump’s erratic unilateralism represents nothing less than abdication of global economic and political leadership.

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