The magazine of international economic policy.

From the Summer 2018 issue

Is the World Ready For the Next Downturn?

In a provocative interview, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers recently warned that developed world policymakers are ill-prepared for the next recession. More than a dozen prominent economic strategists offer their thoughts, followed by a response from Summers.

Featuring commentary from Stephen Axilrod, Dean Baker, Robert J. Barbera, Jared Bernstein, Scott K.H. Bessent, J. Alfred Broaddus, Thomas Ferguson, Jason Furman, James K. Galbraith, Austan Goolsbee, Thomas Mayer, Allen Sinai, Lawrence H. Summers, and Jean-Claude Trichet.

A symposium of views

Global Economic Trumpism

An exclusive interview by TIE Editor and Founder David Smick with U.S. Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs David Malpass.

What to Make of the Global Dollar Shortage?

The global shortage of dollars has wreaked havoc on emerging market economies, particularly in Latin America. At a time of huge global trade tensions, would a Chinese turn to further currency depreciation be like throwing a match on the world’s stock of political kerosene?

Featuring commentary from William R. Cline, Bernard Connolly, Richard N. Cooper, Barry Eichengreen, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Joseph E. Gagnon, Richard Jerram, Steven B. Kamin, Desmond Lachman, Jim O’Neill, Adam S. Posen, William R. White, and Chen Zhao.

A symposium of views

The Weak Link

The world ignores emerging markets at its peril.

By Desmond Lachman

China’s America Problem

Washington's attitude toward China is quickly changing.

By Richard Thornton

China’s Weak Currency Conundrum

China finds itself between a rock and a hard place.

By Paola Subacchi

Transatlantic Destruction

How the German ship of state got hit by Trump’s torpedoes.

By Klaus C. Engelen

Trump Economics Lesson

He misunderstands the U.S. current account.

By Martin T. Braml and Gabriel J. Felbermayr

Why Expert Economic Forecasts Are Often Wrong

Analysts ignore the regulatory issue.

By Peter J. Wallison and Ryan Nabil

Fed Wakeup Call

Is it time to reconsider long-held assumptions?

By J. Bradford DeLong

Off the News

Trump Fed bashing, China milestones, the cost of Trump’s Trade war.

View from the Beltway

Will Donald Trump meet Wile E. Coyote? Rubin's Rule meets Trump tweets.