·May 6, 2019
The Fletcher School, Tufts University and The Brookings Institution
This conversation was recorded on December 13, 2018.
China has been moving from an exchange rate regime in which the yuan was pegged to the U.S. dollar to one in which the relationship between the two currencies is somewhat looser. But the path to this transformation has been bumpy. The difficulties
·August 22, 2018
University of Maryland
The Turkish lira has lost more than 40 percent of its value against the dollar since the beginning of the year, the country's debt has been downgraded
by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, and experts are predicting a recession in 2019. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed the crisis on western
·June 2, 2017
Fletcher School, Tufts University and George Washington University
The dollar got stronger (appreciated) against the currencies of its major trading partners in the immediate wake of the election of President Trump. This reflected the market’s view of the expected effects of policies advocated by Candidate Trump, such as tax cuts, infrastructure spending, and higher ...
·March 20, 2017
Robert M. La Follette School, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nearly 70 percent
of rural votes cast in the 2016 election went to Donald Trump. This phenomenon has been attributed in part to the declining fortunes of farmers. But rather than helping reverse this trend, several of the Trump administration's policy proposals would negatively affect the fortunes of ...
·February 1, 2017
Fletcher School, Tufts University
In a series of recent statements, the new administration has alleged that several U.S. trading partners are making their currencies artificially cheap in order to sell more exports to the U.S. and import fewer American goods. For instance President Trump accused
Japan and China of using monetary policy ...