Focus on International Economics

Focus on International Economics

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On September 8, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development issued a new economic forecast. It predicts just 1 percent real growth in the 7 major industrialized economies in the second half of 2011.

On September 7, the World Economic Forum published the latest Global Competitiveness Report.

On August 31, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis published a study of capital controls.

On August 30, the International Monetary Fund published a working paper showing that rising public debts in major countries have spillover effects on emerging market economies.

An August 22 RAND report examined the economic competition between India and China.

In an August 11 commentary, University of California, Berkeley, economist Barry Eichengreen discussed options for replacing the dollar as an international reserve currency.

An August 10 International Monetary Fund working paper examined the factors that determine foreign direct investment in developing economies.

In an August 1 working paper, Harvard economist Martin Feldstein expressed hope that the decline in the dollar will stimulate exports and reduce imports, both of which are necessary to rebalance the U.S. economy.

On July 27, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on the impact of the World Bank on U.S. job creation.

On July 25, the International Monetary Fund published a report on the international spillover effects of U.S. economic policy actions.

I last posted items on this topic on July 27.

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 for 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.