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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.
By Barry Eichengreen - Mar 15,2018
BERKELEY — Donald Trump’s first year as US president has been, if nothing else, a bounteous source of surprises.One of the big ones in the circles I frequent is dollar weakness.
By Barry Eichengreen - Nov 08,2017
Mark Twain never actually said “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”. But the misquote is too delicious to die a natural death of its own.
By Barry Eichengreen - Sep 11,2017
With Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election, and Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union enjoying a comfortable lead in opinion polls ahead of Germany’s general election on September 24, a window has opened for eurozone reform.The euro has always been a
By Barry Eichengreen - Jul 27,2017
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Asian financial crisis — or, more precisely, of the event that triggered the crisis: the devaluation of Thailand’s baht.While such anniversaries are not exactly cause for celebration, they at least afford an opportunity to look back an
By Barry Eichengreen - Mar 09,2017
Donald Trump took office promising a raft of sweeping economic-policy changes for the United States.He has quickly discovered, like previous US presidents, that America’s political system is designed to prevent rapid, large-scale change, by interposing formidable institutional ob
By Barry Eichengreen - Oct 15,2016
At the start of October, China’s currency, the renminbi, was added to the basket of currencies that make up the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights, or SDR.Previously, the SDR had been defined as a weighted average of the dollar, euro, British pound and Jap



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