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Peterson Perspectives: Interviews on Current Issues

Institute research staff offer their analyses of current economic and political events in these brief interviews. The views expressed in these interviews are those of the interviewee(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the individual members of the Institute's Board of Directors or its Advisory Committee. We welcome feedback from listeners and encourage you to convey your comments directly to the person interviewed.

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audio Ex-Im Bank to Survive Political Challenge
October 28, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Caroline Freund says the agency plays a key role in maintaining US competitiveness and ensuring that small businesses have access to overseas markets.

audio Fed Miscommunications
October 28, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Angel Ubide and Pedro da Costa explore the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision and discuss some of the central bank's recent communications missteps.

audio Federal Reserve in Wait-and-See Mode
October 26, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
David J. Stockton says the central bank will still probably raise interest rates this year—but he thinks it’s a close call.

audio Stark Policy Choices for Brazil
October 20, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Monica de Bolle discusses the stark options facing Brazil's central bank as the country faces a recession compounded by the lack of a coherent budget policy from the government.

audio What’s Next for TPP?
October 6, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Jeffrey J. Schott offers an overview of the payoffs and political problems facing implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

audio China's Economy Shadows the Obama-Xi Summit
September 21, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Nicholas R. Lardy discusses China's economic difficulties and other issues likely to come up when Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping meet.

audio Why Immigration Is Good for Europe
September 3, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard says that over the long run, the influx of immigrants in Europe will lead to economic growth—and for Germany, the stimulus that many people have long advocated.

audio China Sneezes, Global Markets Get a Cold
August 24, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Angel Ubide says markets are likely to remain in turmoil until economic fundamentals in China, the United States, and emerging markets become clearer.

audio Crisis in Brazil
August 20, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Monica de Bolle reviews the factors behind the economic turmoil in Brazil, the political corruption scandals, and President Rousseff’s reform agenda.

audio Does China's Currency Decline Portend an Economic Downturn?
August 13, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Nicholas R. Lardy says that economic indicators suggest that China's growth rate remains stable at 7 percent despite the latest market pessimism.

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