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February 28, 2013

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  Live Webcast
Financial Stability and the Problem of Too-Big-to-Fail Financial Institutions
  Former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and former Governor Jon Huntsman (R-UT) will discuss effective regulatory and supervisory policies for the global financial system and government intervention on too-big-to-fail financial institutions during a live webcast at the Peterson Institute on Tuesday, March 5, 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. EST.

This is an outstanding bipartisan group with which to have a discussion of the critical issues involved in a key economic policy tradeoff. Prior to her appointment by President George W. Bush to chair the FDIC, Professor Bair served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets in his administration. Senator Brown serves on both the Senate Finance and Banking Committees and is chairman of the latter's Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee. Governor Huntsman has dealt with international financial coordination in his roles as Deputy US Trade Representative, Ambassador to Singapore, and most recently as Ambassador to China.

>> View the webcast on March 5, 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. EST
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How the IMF Can Help Cut US Joblessness

Joseph E. Gagnon
  Joseph E. Gagnon The United States is not expected to return to full employment for at least six more years. The debate over tax increases and spending cuts, as well as the latest statement from the Federal Reserve, proves that additional fiscal and monetary stimulus will not be coming unless the state of the economy worsens. But there is one weapon the Obama administration can fire to get a more satisfactory recovery in employment: The United States should take action to narrow the longstanding deficit in international trade by following measures recently suggested by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Millions of jobs are at stake.

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Peterson Perspectives Interviews

audio  Market Jitters and Political Turmoil in Italy
Nicolas Véron says the prospects for structural economic reform are uncertain in light of the surprising and confusing election results this week in Italy.

Recent Blog Posts

RealTime Economic Issues Watch   China Economic Watch    North Korea:  Witness to Transformation
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Repudiating Fiscal Populism? India's Budget Disappoints

Italy's Election Results Might Yield Progress on Reform

Is There a Shortage of Safe Assets? A Blog Review

Basel III: Europe's Interest Is to Comply

To Be Ireland or Iceland?—The Real Choice Before Cypriot Voters

  Will municipal bonds save China's urbanization plan?

Beijing's 2015 Industry Consolidation Targets: Problem or Solution?

Can China Meet its Minimum Wage Goal?

China's New Income Inequality Plan

A Blueprint for Rebalancing the Chinese Economy
  Sources: The Elusive Nature of North Korean Reform

HRNK and DigitalGlobe Report on North Korea's Camp No. 25

The Quality of Life in North Korea

Still More Iran Sanctions

Suzanne Scholte on Human Rights in North Korea

PIIE Noted in the News and on the Web

NPR's Talk of the Nation
Questions About North Korea? What to Read to Understand
NPR identifies Marcus Noland and Stephan Haggard's blog "North Korea: Witness to Transformation" as the best source for updates on North Korean issues.

Council on Foreign Relations
Why Transatlantic Trade Winds Are Blowing
PIIE Senior Fellow Jeffrey J. Schott discusses the prospects for a US-EU free trade deal with CFR Deputy Director Jeanne Park.

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Policy Brief
LNG Exports: An Opportunity for America
Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Allie E. Bagnall, and Julia Muir

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