Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: Reckoning With Inequality

When it comes to the rise in economic inequality since the 1970s in the United States and some other advanced economies, it doesn’t really matter which measure of income distribution we choose: They all show More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: Who’s Right on US Financial Reform?

Eight years after triggering a crisis that nearly brought down the global financial system, the United States remains plagued by confusion about what reforms are needed to prevent it from happening again. As More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: A Fair, Efficient, and Feasible Climate Agreement

CAMBRIDGE – How should one evaluate the agreement reached in Paris this month at the United Nations climate change conference? No sooner was the deal announced on December 12 than the debate erupted. Some avid More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: The Trouble with International Policy Coordination

After a 30-year hiatus, international coordination of macroeconomic policy seems to be back on policymakers’ agendas. The reason is understandable: growth remains anemic in most countries, and many fear More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: Why Support the TPP?

Agreement among negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim countries on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) represents a triumph over long odds. Tremendous political obstacles, both domestic and international, had to More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Friday, September 4th, 2015

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: China Confronts the Market

CAMBRIDGE – China’s current economic woes have largely been viewed through a single lens: the government’s failure to let the market operate. But that perspective has led foreign observers to misinterpret More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Friday, August 7th, 2015

The Right Time to Reform Fuel Pricing

CAMBRIDGE – World oil prices, which have been highly volatile during the last decade, have fallen more than 50% over the past year. The economic effects have been negative overall for oil-exporting countries, More...

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: Is Tsipras the New Lula?

 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has the chance to become to his country what South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva were to theirs: a man of the left who More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: The Chimera of Currency Manipulation

  US President Barack Obama is still pressing to obtain Trade Promotion Authority and use it to conclude negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership More...

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel: New and Improved Trade Agreements?

Trade is high on the agenda in the United States, Europe, and much of Asia this year. In the US, where concern has been heightened byweak recent trade numbers, President Barack Obama is pushing for More...

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