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Macro Analysis / Global

Undoing the flight to quality: A multilateral countercyclical liquidity fund

In global crises, capital tends to fly away from the countries that need it the most, as evidenced by the unprecedented flight to quality – and the resulting widening of the spreads – experienced by emerging economies in early 2020. There are two com...
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Brookings Programs - Global Economy and Development 10 August 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

Hope for a new ‘UN moment’

On September 21, 2020, the United Nations will mark its 75th anniversary with a negotiateddeclaration to be endorsed at a high-level meeting the same month. The U.N.’s member countries should turn the event into a rechristening. These innovations hol...
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Brookings Programs - Global Economy and Development 10 August 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

20200810 NYT Graham

> We think strong cultural and community ties and a tradition of overcoming adversity are one reason [Black and Hispanic] communities are resilient. If you’re focusing on how much better other people are doing than you, it’s pretty hard to overcome a...
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Brookings Programs - Global Economy and Development 10 August 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

How has COVID-19 affected the US trade deficit?

In this episode of Dollar & Sense, we flip the format and ask host David Dollar what new data can tell us about how the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated recession are affecting U.S. trade. DOLLAR: It’s a great pleasure to talk to you, Anna. So th...
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Brookings Programs - Global Economy and Development 10 August 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

A conversation with Marvin Rees, mayor of Bristol

In a wide-ranging conversation on July 22, Brookings Senior Fellow Anthony F. Pipa and Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees examined the role that cities are playing on the front lines of COVID-19 and reviewed lessons in leadership and governance while tackling...
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Brookings Programs - Global Economy and Development 7 August 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

Why is the Trump administration banning TikTok and WeChat?

Late Wednesday night, President Trump issued executive orders that will effectively ban two major Chinese apps from the U.S. market. The move is a significant escalation in ongoing technology tensions between the U.S. and China, building on earlier U...
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Brookings Programs - Global Economy and Development 7 August 2020