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The TPP and China-US Economic Relations


March 26, 2015

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


Plummer and Peter Petri from Brandeis University discuss the very large income gains possible from successful conclusion of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Free Trade Area of Asia and Pacific (FTAAP) and other mega-regional agreements, based on recent detailed econometric modelling. They draw particular attention to the increase in income that could result from extended participation in the agreements, particularly the inclusion of China. APEC Currents is a publication of the Australian APEC Study Centre.


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Pacific Trade Deal Likely to Have Narrow Reach


March 15, 2015

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


Data are quoted from a recent paper by SAIS Europe Director Michael G. Plummer and co-authors. The paper estimates the income gains and sectorial adjustment implications implied by the adoption of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.


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TPP at the NABE


March 11, 2015

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


Columnist Paul Krugman cites the work of Professor Michael G. Plummer and co-author Peter Petri in a talk on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the National Association of Business Economists, and again in his New York Times blog. Petri at al estimate the gains from trade from the TTP to be 0,5% of GDP.


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Brexit and Grexit - process and event


March 4, 2015

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy; Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research

Jones illustrates how any British exit from the European Union - or 'Brexit'- would be a long, difficult, and conflictive process whereas any Greek exit from the euro - or 'Grexit' - would center on a short, punctuated event. Fortunately, Europe's leaders seem to be walking back from the threat of a Greek exit.


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Le armi servono per stanare Putin (in Italian)


March 3, 2015

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy; Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research

Jones discusses the different approaches of the US and EU toward the crisis in Ukraine. The US believes that the only effective way to force Putin toward a diplomatic solution is to arm the forces in Kiev. Europe on the other hand - with some internal dissenters - intends to pursue economic sanctions, even if these have already cost the EU over 21 billion euro.


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Europe's Tragic Political Economy


February 25, 2015

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy; Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research

Jones argues that European leaders act like sleepwalkers, powerless to resist the fate of economic self-destruction. They must realize that inflexible principles are incompatible with the realities of interdependence. Available as free PDF download to nonsubscribers.


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60 anni Johns Hopkins Bologna con Padoan (in Italian)


February 21, 2015

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


SAIS Europe Director and ENI Professor of International Economics Michael G. Plummer welcomed Italian Minister of Economy and Finance Pier Carlo Padoan as the guest speaker during the Bologna Center's 60th anniversary celebrations. Padoan called the recent passage of the Italian Jobs Act a historic success and expressed satisfaction and optimism regarding the Eurogroup's decision to extend the Greek bailout by four months.


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Coercive Diplomacy, Sanctions and International Law


February 13, 2015

Marco Gestri Adjunct Professor of International Law

Professor Marco Gestri will present on Sanctions imposed by the European Union: legal and institutional aspects at this international conference organized by the Rome-based think tank, Istituto Affari Internazionali.


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Central Banking as Politics


February 10, 2015

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy; Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research

Jones argues that Europe's central bankers have turned the logic of political independence on its head and now they are openly engaged in what looks to most observers like politics. Should this continue, the result will be a crisis of legitimacy for the central-banking community and an increase in volatility and uncertainty in the world economy writ large.


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BARACK OBAMA: bilancio e prospettive dello stato dell'Unione (in Italian)


January 26, 2015

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies and Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy; Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research

Professor Erik Jones participated in a conference organized by the Centro Studi Americani in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Rome. The debate focused on the themes discussed by President Obama in his recent State of the Union address.


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