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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm


Domestic politics has strong bearings on foreign policy. Yet due to its different and convoluted policy regime, it is difficult to grasp domestic determinants of foreign policy in China. The country launched the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in late 2013 and has since promoted it as a major foreign policy initiative inside...

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 2:40pm to 4:10pm
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Why is Europe’s great monetary endeavor, the Euro, in trouble? A string of economic difficulties in Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and other Eurozone nations has left observers wondering whether the currency union can survive. In this book, Markus Brunnermeier, Harold James, and Jean-Pierre Landau argue that the core problem with the Euro lies...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:30pm to 8:30pm


Does popular nationalism over the East and South China Sea pose a net benefit or liability to the Chinese leadership? How do mass political pressures affect the...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Sir John Vickers, Professor of Economics at Oxford University and former Chief Economist of the Bank of England, will give a lunch time talk on Reforming the Banks.  His current policy-related interests arise from his work in 2010-11 as chair of the Independent Commission on Banking which recommended fundamental reforms to improve...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Comparative Political Economy Research Initiative
The Current Growth Slowdown from the Perspective of the Special Century
Robert Gordon, Northwestern University

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 4:30pm

In this talk Professor Michael J. Green will preview his forthcoming book on the history of American statecraft in Asia and explain how those lessons apply as mastery of the Western Pacific is again being contested. While many accounts of American policy in Asia begin with the end of the Second World War or perhaps the Spanish American War, in...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

What are the macroeconomic and policy implications of new markets and instruments? Can financial innovation make markets more efficient, or does it increase financial instability? Together we will take a closer look at mortgage design, sovereign debt design, and bank debt design (such as cocos and other derivatives), among other topics.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

“Thin political markets” are the processes through which some of the most complex and critical institutions of our capitalist system are determined—e.g., our accounting-standards infrastructure; rules for bank-capital adequacy; actuarial standards; and auditing practice. In thin political markets, corporate special interests are largely...