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Fri, May 29, 2020
Top officials from Italy and Spain—the two European Union member states hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic—praised the EU’s May 27 announcement of a €750 billion ($826.5 billion) recovery program to rescue the bloc from its worst economic crisis in its history.
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Thu, May 28, 2020
While the EU coronavirus recovery plan is a good step toward more fiscal cohesion, it is nowhere near fostering a fiscal union.
New Atlanticist by Hung Tran
Wed, May 27, 2020
Unlike the much larger International Monetary Fund (IMF) or World Bank, the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) stands out as being the only international financial institution that will focus its 2020-21 activities exclusively on the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Fri, May 8, 2020
This edition of the EconoGraphic compares Covid-19’s impact with previous economic shocks, presents data on how public health restrictions influenced economic recoveries during the Spanish Flu, and contrasts US states’ reopening decisions with unemployment trends across the country.
Sun, Apr 26, 2020
How does the G20 COVID-19 fiscal response compare to the Global Financial Crisis?
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Our in-depth research informs the decisions of government officials and business executives and helps them navigate an increasingly uncertain macroeconomic and geopolitical environment.
Mon, May 11, 2020
Two years ago, US President Donald J. Trump walked into the White House Diplomatic Reception Room and announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The Trump administration reimposed sanctions on Iran and has adopted a policy of “maximum pressure” to compel Iran to change its behavior […]
Issue Brief by David Mortlock
Tue, May 5, 2020
There are more differences than similarities in comparing both crises, and others may still emerge as time goes. History doesn’t repeat itself; it stutters. And, of course, what will matter afterwards is to really draw the appropriate lessons to revisit our development models and better prevent and/or limit future crises.
New Atlanticist by Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn
Mon, Mar 16, 2020
US President Donald J. Trump’s administration has found it challenging to maintain a consistent position with respect to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s repression at home and aggression abroad. It may again fall to Congress to attempt to counter Russia’s election interference, already ongoing in the form of disinformation; back Ukraine as its government seeks to […]
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