The announcement earlier this year that the US and the EU will launch talks on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has once more drawn attention to the continuing surge in regional free-trade agreements. Given the lack of progress in the Doha round of multilateral trade talks, most countries have turned their attention to such regional trade-liberalisation initiatives.
Predicting the effects of regional trade agreements: Can heterogeneous firm models help?
Holger Breinlich, Alejandro Cuñat, 7 September 2013
What explains the recent rise in non-traditional reserve currencies?
Roland Beck, Arnaud Mehl, 26 July 2013
The International Monetary Fund just published data for the first time in its history on the importance of the Australian and the Canadian dollar in global foreign exchange reserves.1 The new data were strikingly clear.
Misinformation and elections: Insights from Canada
Anke Kessler, Tom Cornwall, 6 June 2012
The 2011 Canadian Federal Election saw the Conservative Party form a majority government for the first time in 18 years. But the margin of majority was relatively narrow (seven seats) and the election was soon followed by allegations of improper campaigning.
TPP negotiations, anticipatory trade creation, and implications for European trade policy
Florian Mölders, Ulrich Volz, 23 March 2012
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has been under negotiation since 2010. TPP negotiations build on the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (P4) between Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore, which was signed in June 2005 and entered into force in May 2006.
What drives the invoicing of international trade?
Cédric Tille, Linda Goldberg, 2 December 2009
The international role of the dollar is up for grabs, or at least for discussion. The discussion does not focus specifically on the value of currencies, but on their functionality and dominance in different transactions.
Why are Canadian banks more resilient? And what can we do about risky wholesale funding?
Rocco Huang , Lev Ratnovski, 25 August 2009
During a visit to the London School of Economics last November, HM Queen Elizabeth asked a group of leading economists there: did no one see the banking crisis coming?
Money for nothing?
Johannes Van Biesebroeck, 10 February 2009
On 21 December, 2008, the Canadian and Ontarian governments announced that they would provide the Canadian arms of General Motors and Chrysler with a combined $4 billion in loans. This represents 20% of a similar US aid package announced a day earlier by then-President Bush.
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- The ECB’s stealth bailoutSinn
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
Adelman, 28 October 2013
Reichlin, Giugliano, 7 November 2013