Since the start of the year, undaunted by the marked deterioration in European political and economic fundamentals, the rating agencies have sheepishly followed the market's more favorable attitude towards Europe by providing the European countries with improved bond ratings.
If ever an International Monetary Fund (IMF) lending program highlighted the need for basic reform in the IMF's lending practices, it has to be that of its recently concluded Ukrainian stand-by arrangement.
Few hard facts are available in the outside world on the economy of North Korea. Consequently, analyses of the DPRK economy often take place in a sort of data-free vacuum. There is, however, one relatively reliable source for an aspect of North Korean economic performance, and its data suggest that the DPRK is more dependent upon politically supported trade today than it has been for decades.
Headquartered in a monstrosity of a building on the unfashionable rue de Bercy, for more than a decade the Paris Club has been tackling one of the thorniest problems in its history: recovering $9.7 billion in defaulted debt owed by Argentina. On Thursday, after a series of negotiations with Argentine officials, the club announced the problem solved. But is it really?
Please join Representative Charles Boustany Jr. (R-LA), veteran of the House Subcommittee on Trade, as he presents the issues at hand in the coming trade debates.
Please join us for a broader exploration of targeted interventions that provide real promise for reducing health disparities, limiting or delaying the onset of chronic health conditions, and improving the performance of the US health care system.
Join us for a panel discussion that seeks to comprehend the comprehensives and to determine the role these schools play in the nation’s college completion agenda.
Please join AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy for a conference to address key steps we can take, as members of the global community, to maintain a free Internet.
Please join us as House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveils a new set of policy reforms aimed at reducing poverty and increasing upward mobility throughout America.
We welcome you to join us at AEI as POLITICO’s Ben White moderates a lively debate between Tim Carney, one of the bank’s fiercest critics, and Tony Fratto, one of the agency’s staunchest defenders.