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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.
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.



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