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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 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.

audio Economy Picking Up but Facing Challenges this Fall
August 15, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
David J. Stockton says that despite the budget sequester, US economic growth is accelerating, but another bout of budget confrontations in the fall could disrupt the recovery.

audio Obama and Greece: Thinking Outside the Basket Case
August 8, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Nicolas Véron takes stock of prospects for Greek economic reform after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's visit to the White House.

audio Argentina's Debt Imbroglio—Without Tears: Part II
July 31, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Anna Gelpern discusses why Argentina's two classes of aggrieved creditors are at each other's throats and why the United States and the International Monetary Fund are concerned about the outcome.

audio Argentina's Debt Imbroglio—Without Tears: Part I
July 30, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Anna Gelpern explains how Argentina's default in 2001 unleashed riots, political turmoil, and a legal battle among creditors with far-reaching consequences.

audio China's Bid for US Pork: How Big a Concern?
July 11, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Gary Clyde Hufbauer says Congressional critics are sounding a false alarm over a Chinese company's proposed acquisition of Smithfield Foods.

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