Focus on International Economics

Focus on International Economics

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On June 15, the Brookings Institution published a study on China’s approach to economic development and industrial policy.

On June 14, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on the U.S. role in multilateral development banks.

On June 7, Federal Reserve Bank of New York president William Dudley gave a speech in which he discussed the role of emerging market economies in the world economy.

On May 31, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas published a study examining capital flows from emerging economies to advanced countries.

A May 26 working paper from the Bank for International Settlements took issue with the idea that capital flows from developing countries to advanced countries was a key factor in holding interest rates artificially low, thus fueling an unsustainable boom. It blames domestic monetary policies for the boom.

On May 25, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development published a report on problems created by international capital flows and policies to deal with them.

On May 2, the United Nations published a report on foreign investment in developing countries. It notes that most such investment goes into mineral extraction, which creates few jobs, and urges businesses to investment more in industries that would create more jobs.

A May 2 study by economist John Makin examined the growing problem of inflation in China.

An April 27 report from the European Policy Centre examines the aging of European society. It finds that by 2050, one third of European citizens will be 65 or older.

On April 15, the Congressional Research Service published a report on the economic effects of a falling dollar.

I last posted items on this topic on April 28.

Bruce Bartlett is an American historian and columnist who focuses on the intersection between politics and economics. He blogs daily and writes a weekly column at The Fiscal Times. Bartlett has written for Forbes Magazine and Creators Syndicate, and his work is informed by many years in government, including as a senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House. He is the author of seven books including the New York Times best-seller, Imposter: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy (Doubleday, 2006). 

Bruce Bartlett’s columns focus on the intersection of politics and economics. The author of seven books, he worked in government for many years and was senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House.