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The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank Building, home to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, is seen in Washington, Friday, April 25, 2014. Often referred to as “the Fed,” it is the nation’s central banking system and sets monetary policy for the United States. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Larry Summers on the future of banking

| May 02, 2017

"I guessed that 10 years from now, the odds that there would be a fintech company with the kind of $250 billion market cap that some big American banks have was about 25 percent. I did not expect that in the foreseeable future fintech would have the kind of existential impact on banks that Netflix has had on Blockbuster."

Trader Daniel Ryan works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Stock indexes are barely budging in early trading on Wall Street as investors look over a large batch of earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

AP Photo/Richard Drew

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

The stock market has boomed under Trump. What happens next might scare you.

| Jan. 29, 2017

This week the "Trump Rally" continued as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 20,000, and our president issued a celebratory. How much does this mean? To what extent is it a vindication of the economic policy approaches pursued by the new Administration? Will the post-election rally continue? 

President Donald Trump gestures towards GM CEO Mary Barra, right, before the start of a meeting with automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. From left are, Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Matt Blunt, president of the American Automotive Policy Council and the former governor of Missouri. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

It’s time for business leaders to wake up about Trump

| Jan. 24, 2017

Do the financial cheerleaders for a business-leader-dominated administration approve of the emerging combination of weak dollar rhetoric from both the president and Treasury secretary nominee along with strong dollar policy?

If, as secretary nominee Mnuchin has just written to Congress and the president has asserted, the administration believes the dollar is too strong, why are all its policies calculated to raise the dollar: (i) very expansionary fiscal policy (ii) complaints about easy money (iii) measures like the border tax adjustment that discourage imports and encourage exports and (iv) measures to reduce capital outflows as American companies outsource? This is the least coherent dollar policy since the Carter administration.

Natalie Jaresko at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Benn Craig

News

Natalie Jaresko dicusses her time as Finance Minister of Ukraine with Harvard's Future of Diplomacy Project

| Dec. 21, 2016

Natalie Jaresko (MPP ’89), former Finance Minister of Ukraine, returned to Harvard on October 31st, 2016 to take part in the Future of Diplomacy Project’s international speaker series. In a public seminar moderated by Faculty Director Nicholas Burns, Jaresko, who currently serves as chairwoman of the Aspen Institute Kyiv, reflected on her time in office from 2014 to 2016. In her two years in office, the Ukrainian government  had to contend with the Russian annexation of Crimea, a national debt crisis, widespread governmental corruption, and political instability.

Panel: What does Brexit mean for Europe's security architecture?

Thomas Lobenwein

Report

Brave new world? What Trump and Brexit mean for European foreign policy

| Dec. 08, 2016

On 24 and 25 November 2016 experts from politics and academia, including FDP Executive director Cathryn Clüver, discussed the impact of Brexit on several policy areas in a series of workshops at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. All events took place under Chatham House rules.