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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 A US-European Crisis Over Privacy Invasions? Part II
October 29, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard says that European outrage over US spying will affect trade negotiations and limit the ability of US internet companies to operate freely in Germany, France, and elsewhere on the continent.

audio A US-European Crisis Over Privacy Invasions? Part I
October 28, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Nicolas Véron assesses the political and economic implications of European outrage over the United States' practice of tapping into vast amounts of communications data. Tomorrow: Jacob Funk Kirkegaard offers a separate view of the controversy.

audio A Yellen Era at the Fed?
October 10, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Joseph E. Gagnon assesses Janet Yellen's record and the challenges that lie ahead if she is confirmed as the new chair of the Federal Reserve Board.

audio A New Economic Battleground over Ukraine
September 24, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Anders Åslund discusses Russia's heavy-handed campaign to prevent Ukraine's association with the European Union and what Ukraine must do to make the association a reality.

audio Why the Fed Decided Not to Taper: Part II
September 19, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
David J. Stockton says the US Federal Reserve's earlier indication that it would taper monetary stimulus this year caused an overreaction in the markets that the Fed has now tried to correct.

audio Why the Fed Decided Not to Taper: Part I
September 18, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Joseph E. Gagnon explains that recent weak data contributed to the Federal Open Market Committee's reluctance to curb its quantitative easing policies.

audio Emerging Market Turmoil on the Eve of the G-20: Part II
August 30, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Arvind Subramanian says that India's problems are real and of its own making and that it must get control of inflation, deficits, corruption, and infrastructure problems.

audio Emerging Market Turmoil on the Eve of the G-20: Part I
August 29, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Arvind Subramanian explains why India, Brazil, and other emerging market economies feel they are the victims of US monetary policy switches.

audio What Criteria Should Guide Obama in Selecting a New Fed Chair?
August 16, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Joseph E. Gagnon discusses the challenges facing the US Federal Reserve in the next five years and what the President and the public should want to know about the candidates.

audio Is the Russian Reset Kaput?
August 15, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Anders Åslund says US-Russia economic relations remain strong but that little further business between the two countries can be expected for the rest of Obama's time in office.

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