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Korea to lose in exports by missing TPP


February 5, 2016

Michael G. Plummer Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics


"Japan benefits from improved market access throughout the TPP region, including early liberalization of auto imports in markets other than the United States, and from domestic reforms that reduce distortions in its protected service and investment sectors," notes Michael Plummer in latest study of the TPP published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics.


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China: Iran's New Best Friend


February 2, 2016

Sanam Vakil Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies

Sanam Vakil: "'Unrest in the region is a bad thing for China,' says Vakil, not least because China depends on the Persian Gulf for close to 70 percent of its petroleum imports. China could be 'a potentially important arbiter in Gulf regional conflicts'".


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Con la Johns Hopkins ottomila 'Bolognesi' governano il mondo (in Italian)


January 31, 2016

Michael G. Plummer Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics


In an article entitled "Thanks to Johns Hopkins, eight thousand 'Bolognesi' rule the world", Director Michael Plummer discusses the public events planned with Italian policymakers to celebrate the school's 61st anniversary as well as the future projects and prospects.


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Arab world: Religious minorities feel weight of Gulf rivalries


January 30, 2016

Sanam Vakil Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies

"Sectarianism is just a convenient tool to mask their domestic, economic and political weaknesses", Sanam Vakil comments on Saudi-Iranian rivalry in the Persian Gulf.


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The Trans-Pacific Partnership - Ending fowl play over trade


January 27, 2016

Michael G. Plummer Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics


The Economist cites Michael Plummer's recent assessment of the economic impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: "Comparing trade and investment flows with and without the deal, the authors estimate that TPP will raise Americans' real incomes by around 0.5% by 2030".


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The Economic Effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Estimates


January 26, 2016

Michael G. Plummer Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics


Director Michael Plummer co-authors, "The Economic Effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Estimates". This Working Paper, which estimates the effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) using a comprehensive, quantitative trade model, is a chapter in volume 1 of the forthcoming PIIE Briefing on Assessing the Trans-Pacific Partnership.


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Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Would Lift U.S. Incomes, but Not Jobs Overall, Study Says


January 25, 2016

Michael G. Plummer Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics


The 12-nation Pacific trade agreement that the U.S. is expected to sign next month would have a small effect overall on U.S. workers but could slow the growth of American manufacturing jobs, according to a study by Plummer and co-author Peter A. Petri. The study also quantified the economic costs if the accord is not approved. Given the potential benefits, "delaying the launch of the T.P.P. by even one year would represent a $77 billion permanent loss, or opportunity cost, to the U.S. economy as well as create other risks". The study was amply covered by other news sources including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the International Business Times.


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What are the issues surrounding Economic and Monetary Union?


January 20, 2016

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

Erik Jones is a Witness in the sixth evidence session of the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee. The Committee hears evidence from a range of specialists on issues including the implications of the short- and long-term plans for economic and fiscal convergence.


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Free US prisoners touch down in Germany after 'turning point' deal


January 17, 2016

Sanam Vakil Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies

"It's a sign of the confidence building that has come out of the nuclear agreement", comments Sanam Vakil regarding the release of US prisoners in Germany.


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Seven key questions in 70 years of the UN security council


January 17, 2016

Francesc Vendrell Adjunct Professor of International Relations

Francesc Vendrell, a Catalan former special envoy to the UN, says the UK undermined its independence by "its willingness to subordinate its views to the US", which had "always trimmed the UK's wings".


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Erik Jones is Director of European and Eurasian Studies, and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College in Oxford, United Kingdom, a co-editor of Government and Opposition and a contributing editor to … read more.


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