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February 1, 2008

United States
Financial Statecraft

Teaching Notes on Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil and co-author Robert E. Litan.

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October 28, 2015

Emerging Markets
Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Projected capital outflows are placing pressure on the currencies of some of the world most dynamic emerging markets. 

Currency exchange in Istanbul

February 1, 2006

Financial Markets
Financial Statecraft

Read an excerpt of Financial Statecraft. As trade flows expanded and trade agreements proliferated after World War II, governments—most notably the United States—came increasingly to use their pow…

September 29, 2017

Economics
Financial Crises and the Failure of Economics

Richard Bookstaber critiqued the discipline of economics as it has historically been practiced and discussed the challenges of managing risk and uncertainty in a complex macroeconomic environment. Pa…

November 14, 2018

Financial Markets
Is There a Financial Time Bomb in Sight?

If an expert committee makes the wrong call on Thursday, there is a disquieting possibility that the cliff may be in sight.

A store closing sale sign is posted next to a Sears logo in New Hyde Park, New York.

November 1, 2018

International Organizations
The IMF: The World’s Controversial Financial Firefighter

The International Monetary Fund, both criticized and lauded for its efforts to promote financial stability, continues to find itself at the forefront of global economic crisis management.

IMF Director Christine Lagarde

October 2, 2008

Financial Markets
Systemic crises

A systemic financial crisis is one that affects the "system" -- not a single institution. In my view, the US -- and perhaps the US and Europe -- are now facing one. Systemic crises aren’t new. …

March 25, 2015

Financial Markets
Financial System Stability

The collapsing financial system has ushered in an end to a global financial system long-dominated by the U.S.

April 29, 2009

Financial Markets
A Systemic Regulator for Financial Markets

Overview Financial regulations in almost all countries are designed to ensure the soundness of individual institutions, principally commercial banks, against the risk of loss on their assets. This…

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