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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 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.

audio TPP Talks: Getting to Yes
August 6, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Jeffrey J. Schott explains why trade negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are hopeful they can complete a deal by early September, clearing the way for a presidential signoff by the end of the year.

audio Sanctions on Iran: Why They Worked and Why a 'Snapback' May Not Work
July 29, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Gary Clyde Hufbauer explains that economic sanctions on Iran resulted from complex financial and diplomatic activity by Washington, complicating the challenge should sanctions have to be reimposed.

audio Will Greece Make It After All?
July 28, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard and Edwin M. Truman offer cautiously optimistic and cautiously pessimistic views respectively about Greece’s prospects for recovery and growth following another bailout.

audio Argentina’s Default Causes More Headaches
March 19, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Anna Gelpern explains why the latest court decision widens the scope of the impact on the banking system from Argentina’s default.

audio Has Greece Done Enough?
January 29, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Paolo Mauro and Anders Åslund debate whether the austerity undertaken by Greece has been sufficient to merit more help from Europe.

audio A Growth Slowdown in China?
January 20, 2015 | Transcript [pdf]
Nicholas R. Lardy says the latest GDP figures from China show an overall slowdown but underlying strength in employment, the services sector, and consumption.

audio A Dramatic Opening with Cuba
December 18, 2014 | Transcript [pdf]
Barbara Kotschwar, who was in Havana when normalization with Cuba was announced, assesses the impact and the prospects for renewed economic ties.

audio Economic Crisis in Russia
December 17, 2014 | Transcript [pdf]
Anders Åslund analyzes Russia's economic woes and says the only way out is to get sanctions lifted by reversing course on Ukraine.

audio Europe Continues to Lag on Structural Reform
November 24, 2014 | Transcript [pdf]
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard discusses the reasons why the drive for labor market and other structural reforms in Europe has stalled because of opposition from special interests.

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