Peterson Institute for International Economics

Archive for December, 2009

  • A Jobless Recovery?

    Michael Mussa says the latest improved employment figures are consistent with his forecast of 5 percent growth next year, but it is still too early to say the recovery will accelerate to that pace. Steve Weisman: This is Steve Weisman at the Peterson Institute for International Economics with Michael Mussa, senior fellow at the Institute, […]

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  • Reconciling Climate Change Goals with the Needs of Developing Countries

    How should climate change goals be met to ensure that developing countries’ energy needs are not sacrificed? In a previous posting on RealTime Economic Issues, Meera Fickling offered a different view on an issue posed earlier by Nancy Birdsall and me in our article “Forget Emissions, Focus on Research” in the Financial Times. In this […]

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  • Controlling Emissions in the Developing World: A Dissenting View

    In a recent op-ed in the Financial Times, Nancy Birdsall and Arvind Subramanianasserted that rich countries were unfairly blaming the developing world for contributing to global warming, and they called for a shift away from focusing on emissions and toward exploiting “the latest available clean technologies” for poor countries. Unfortunately, their recommendation dangerously downplays the […]

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  • The Dollar and the Deficits: How Washington Can Prevent the Next Crisis

    Article in Foreign Affairs, Volume 88 No. 6, November/December 2009 November 2009 Even as efforts to recover from the current crisis go forward, the United States should launch new policies to avoid large external deficits, balance the budget, and adapt to a global currency system less centered on the dollar. Although it will take a […]

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