Peterson Perspectives: Interviews on Current Issues

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Peterson Institute research staff offer their analyses of current economic and political events in brief interviews. The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. The views expressed in these interviews are those of the interviewee(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the individual members of the Institute's Board of Directors or its Advisory Committee. We welcome feedback from listeners and encourage you to convey your comments directly to the person interviewed.

Monica de Bolle outlines the tough economic challenges facing Brazilian acting President Michel Temer now that the Olympic games are finished and Dilma Rousseff's long-anticipated impeachment is official.


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Tamim Bayoumi says the case of Japan shows just how hard it can be for governments and central banks to stimulate growth and inflation when demand is weak.
Edwin M. Truman hails the decision to provide fresh US funding to the multilateral lender but argues the move comes a bit too late to prevent damage to American leadership.
Edwin M. Truman hails the decision to provide fresh US funding to the multilateral lender but argues the move comes a bit too late to prevent damage to American leadership.
Nicolas Veron discusses key upcoming steps in what he sees as a central aspect of European integration--and one key to preventing another financial crisis.
Monica de Bolle explains the latest twists in Brazil's turbulent economic saga after a second credit downgrade.
David J. Stockton says the Federal Reserve will certainly raise interest rates this week--the bigger question is how soon they make their second move.
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard sees opportunity in Europe's migrant crisis for a closer integration and discusses a new proposal that involves greater regional coordination.
China Joins SDR Club Dec. 1, 2015
Nicholas R. Lardy says that the International Monetary Fund took a positive step by including the renminbi into the special drawing rights (SDR) global currency basket.
Monica de Bolle discusses the center-right victory in Argentina's presidential elections and what it means for the country's economic reform prospects as well as the region.
Fed Miscommunications Oct. 28, 2015
Angel Ubide and Pedro da Costa explore the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision and discuss some of the central bank's recent communications missteps.
Caroline Freund says the agency plays a key role in maintaining U.S. competitiveness and ensuring that small businesses have access to overseas markets.
David J. Stockton says the central bank will still probably raise interest rates this year--but he thinks it's a close call.
Monica de Bolle discusses the stark options facing Brazil's central bank as the country faces a recession compounded by the lack of a coherent budget policy from the government.
What's Next for TPP? Oct. 6, 2015
Jeffrey J. Schott offers an overview of the payoffs and political problems facing implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Nicholas R. Lardy discusses China's economic difficulties and other issues likely to come up when Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping meet.
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard says that over the long run, the influx of immigrants in Europe will lead to economic growth--and for Germany, the stimulus that many people have long advocated.
Angel Ubide says markets are likely to remain in turmoil until economic fundamentals in China, the United States, and emerging markets become more clear.
Crisis in Brazil Aug. 20, 2015
Monica de Bolle reviews the factors behind the economic turmoil in Brazil, the political corruption scandals, and President Rousseff's reform agenda.
Nicholas R. Lardy says that economic indicators suggest that China's growth rate remains stable at 7 percent despite the latest market pessimism.