How a Weaponized Dollar Could Backfire

2019 Oct 27

United States foreign policy under President Donald Trump continues to run counter to Americas traditional post-war objectives. Should the US carelessly relinquish leadership of the global multilateral order...


Locking China Out of the Dollar System

2019 Oct 23

By broadening the nexus between economic interest and national security, Trump is encouraging the decoupling of the worlds two largest economies and the emergence of a bipolar world order led by rival hegemons.


Will Lebanese wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites?

2019 Sep 30

Lebanese citizens are living day by day the repercussions of the dollar scarcity crisis, as the fuel sector threatens an open strike next week if the government fails to find a proper solution.


Modern Monetary Realism

2019 Mar 26

Is Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) a potential boon to economic policymakers, or, as Harvard’s Kenneth Rogoff recently argued


Understanding the Fed’s Dovish Turn

2019 Mar 21

Over the past few years, the US Federal Reserve has been ahead of other major central banks in normalizing monetary policy.


The Case for a Bold Economics

2019 Mar 13

Although economists are well positioned to imagine new institutional arrangements, their habit of thinking at the margin and sticking close to the evidence at hand encourages an aversion to radical change...


The Owl Thieves of Sweden

2018 Jun 07

As the country ditches cash, criminals turn to stealing owls.


Managing the Risks of a Rising Dollar

2018 May 15

Some may view the US dollar’s appreciation as consistent with a longer-term rebalancing of the global economy. But, as Argentina’s recent request for IMF financing starkly demonstrates