Tag archive for ‘Political Science’
Lucy P. Marcus On Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Lucy P. Marcus: The Business Case for Europe’s Refugees

In the face of the largest influx of refugees into Europe in decades, the responses and policy proposals from the European Union and its member governments have varied enormously, and the debate has become More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: Don’t Bet on a Stronger Dollar

Economic pundits, almost without exception, are predicting a stronger dollar in 2015 – an expectation that is leading investors to place some very large bets. But that market strategy could turn out to More...

Jewish Business News On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Hebrew University Professor of Political Science, Shlomo Avineri: The Fall of Netanyahu?

The dissolution of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, just a day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sacked two senior cabinet ministers, marks a surprising turnabout. Indeed, when Israelis vote More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: Putting Deflation First

– The European Central Bank is moving, hesitantly but ineluctably, toward quantitative easing. The threat of deflation – and the ineffectiveness of its previous measures – leaves it no choice. More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen and Domenico Lombardi: Ukraine’s Debt Dilemma

– Insecurity is haunting Ukraine – and not just geopolitical insecurity, but economic insecurity as well. Output is in freefall. The country’s external deficit is exploding, and borrowing costs More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: The Evolution of Devolution

– The Scots have spoken. A solid majority voted against independence in their historic referendum last month. But the debate left no question that an even larger majority favors the further devolution More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Study: We Are Attracted to Body Odor of People with Similar Political Beliefs

A new study titled “Assortative Mating on Ideology Could Operate Through Olfactory Cues” reveals that people find the smell of others with similar political opinions to be attractive, suggesting More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: Restructuring Debt Restructuring

– Sometimes the worst intentions yield the best results. So it is, unexpectedly, with Argentine debt. The story begins with Argentina’s financial crisis in 2001-2002. There is no question that More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: Banking on the BRICS

– For the leaders of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), the announcement in July of their agreement to establish a “New Development Bank” (NDB) and More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen : The Renminbi’s Grand Tour

–  European and Chinese officials have made two notable announcements in recent weeks. On June 18, China’s second largest financial institution, China Construction Bank, was designated as the More...

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