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Last month, American President Barack Obama pledged to lift all sanctions against Myanmar during its leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to the United States. Such an apparent thawing of ties between the two nations must be of some concern for Myanmar’s long-time ally, China.
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The gender gap has been a long standing topic around the world. According to the World Economic Forum, it would take 117 years away from now until 2133 to achieve global gender parity. In the business world, across regions and industries, the large majority of senior leadership positions are dominated by men. For example, only 4.4 per cent of S&P 500 CEOs are women.
This week we bring you some of the best discussions of the evolution of macroeconomic theories post-2008. What seemed so certain before is now being questioned at a fundamental level by leading economists. Negative interest rates, which alter rational expectations of inflation, have also provoked some of this soul searching. But will new models and new theories be any better at predicting the next crisis?
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Foreign Affairs just published a piece by me regarding TPP in its online edition at https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/americas/2016-09-21/trading-down.
It is entitled: Trading Down: Is the TPP Making the United States a Less Benign Hegemon?
Here is the excerpts: