Rare Earths and Rarer Good Sense

June 14, 2019 | Gregory Silberman - Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group
Holy Guacamole, and three kinds of chips and dips! China did not just threaten to cut off supply of rare earth minerals to the US? REMs are one of the few commodities on which the U.S. has not placed any extra import duties. Now they want to stop supplying it?

Global trade: from ‘rule of law’ to ‘law of the jungle’

June 11, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
Friday night, US President Donald Trump announced by Twitter that he would suspend the implementation of tariffs on Mexican imports, which would start with 5% on Monday, June 10, to reach 25% in October.

Middle Income Countries and Multilateral Development Banks: Traps on the Way to Graduation

June 5, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have two financing windows, with different terms, dedicated to low- and middle-income countries. Countries are presumed to cross those windows as their income per capita rises, with middle-income countries (MICs) eventually “graduating” to a non-client status once they reach some criteria.

Poverty reduction in Brazil… partially gone with the cycle

May 21, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development

When a Million Dollar Missile Threatens a Trillion Dollar Economy

May 8, 2019 | Gregory Silberman - Chief Investment Officer, Atlanta Capital Group

Traps on the Road to High Income

May 4, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
The “middle-income trap” has become a broad designation trying to capture the many cases of developing countries that succeeded in evolving from low-to middle-levels of per capita income, but then appeared to stall, losing momentum along the route toward the higher income levels of advanced economies.

Modern Monetary Theory – A Critique

April 16, 2019 | Warren Coats - Monetary Policy Expert, Advisor for Central Banks
So called Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has become popular with Green New Dealers because it claims to remove or at least loosen traditional constraints on government spending.

Global economy at a delicate moment, says the IMF

April 12, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
Next week, the 2019 Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank will take place in Washington, in this 75th year since the birth of the two institutions. Christine Lagarde, the IMF's managing director, speaking on Tuesday at the US Chamber of Commerce, offered an appetizer about the macroeconomic projections to be released.

New Challenges Faced by the Bretton Woods Institutions

April 5, 2019 | Otaviano Canuto - Principal, Center for Macroeconomics and Development
In their 75 years of existence, the twin institutions born at the Bretton Woods Conference have undergone adaptation and transformation in response to the evolution of the world economy and the challenges it has posed to them.

Transforming Wealth Management

March 18, 2019 | April Rudin - Founder & CEO, The Rudin Group
An interview with April Rudin, Founder & CEO of The Rudin Group.