print logo

Economic Policy

Big picture coverage of macroeconomics, political economy, and governments' roles in world commerce.
Northern Exposure Christopher Sands 06/17/2008
By blocking a high-profile technology sale, is Canada alienating all foreign investors, or just the Americans?
A Simple Case of Supply and Demand? Robert Bryce 06/03/2008
The oil market has insufficient spare production capacity and too many buyers. That’s helping drive prices higher.
Will Oil Really Hit $200 a Barrel? Desmond Lachman 05/30/2008
Oil prices cannot keep rising forever, despite what many of today’s market participants seem to think.
America the Difficult Mihir Desai 05/29/2008
Why the United States should put out the welcome mat to foreign direct investors.
Weak Trade Week Philip I. Levy 05/28/2008
The number of U.S. politicians willing to speak clearly and forthrightly about free trade is depressingly small.
The Sovereigns Are Coming! Daniel Drezner 05/15/2008
Foreign governments are investing large sums of money in American companies. Should we be scared?
The Dreaded R-Word Evan Sparks 05/08/2008
Six AEI economists discuss the current state of the U.S. economy and the possibility of a 2008 recession.
The Fast-Track Trade War Claude Barfield 05/07/2008
No matter how our allies react to the Colombia spat, the politics of FTA passage may have been permanently changed.
Your Guide to the Housing Crisis Alex J. Pollock 05/05/2008
With the financial world in turmoil, here’s a handy guide to the bursting of the housing market bubble.
The Case for Ending Ethanol Subsidies Diana Furchtgott-Roth 04/22/2008
At a time of soaring food prices and concern over carbon emissions, George Bush needs to rethink his biofuel policy.