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May 13, 2009

China
China’s $1.5 Trillion Bet

Overview This is an update to the January 2009 Working Paper China’s $1.7 Trillion Bet. Download the original paper [PDF]. China is now by far the United States’ largest creditor. Its treasury …

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December 12, 2018

India
India and the World

India’s capability to grow in a carbon-scarce world will determine the fate of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Women walk among windmills in Jaisalmer, India, on March 8, 2017.

December 13, 2018

India
India and the World: Fueling a New Low-Carbon Growth Model

Samir Saran is the President of the Observer Research Foundation. Aparajit Pandey is the Program Director for Climate, Energy, and Resources Program at the Oberver Research Foundation. As leaders …

Workers clean photovoltaic panels inside a solar power plant in Gujarat, India.

July 2, 2019

Global Governance
Reevaluating Global Trade Governance Structures to Address Climate Change

Climate change is imperiling humanity’s future. To combat it, the world needs to use rules that have been around for decades, create new rules, and find new space for climate change policy.

A sorting machine at a recycling site in Edinburgh, Scotland, on April 17, 2019

July 2, 2019

Global Governance
The Anticipatory Governance of Solar Radiation Management

Emission reductions alone are unlikely to prevent severe climate change effects. Geoengineering proposals are a way forward, but they need legitimate and effective governance.

Sun setting over the ocean in North Devon, United Kingdom, on February 7, 2011.

December 14, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
#MeToo Goes Global and Crosses Multiple Boundaries

The #MeToo campaign has spread across the globe, with women in eighty-five countries and counting using the hashtag to call attention to pervasive sexual harassment and workplace discrimination.

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May 29, 2009

China
BRIC's Dollar Assets

Brazil, Russia, India, and China have increased their holdings of foreign exchange reserves significantly over the last decade. But China stands out when it comes to financing the United States. Ch…

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June 17, 2009

China
China's Foreign Assets

Many fear that China will not be willing to continue financing the growing deficits of rich countries, particularly that of the U.S. Throughout the crisis, China has continued to buy dollar assets,…

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August 4, 2009

Monetary Policy
Bonus graph

A quick chart showing how my estimates (from work I have done with Arpana Pandey of the CFR) for official holdings of Treasuries and Agencies compares with the FRBNY custodial holdings and the data t…

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January 13, 2009

Emerging Markets
The fall in the US trade deficit in November

I’ll be unusually brief. I have been working through the latest data on China -- and, well, it is hard to top Calculated Risk. The fall in the US trade deficit today was easy to anticipate. …

The fall in the US trade deficit in November