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A Decade After The Great Recession, Is the Global Financial System Safer?

It has been 10 years since The Great Recession sent the world economy into a tailspin.  In a recent interview conducted by Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton Professors Richard Herring, Krista Schwarz and Itay Goldstein look at how the U.S. and European governments responded to the crisis and where their financial systems are today.

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GDP As A Measure of Economic Well-Being

What is GDP (Gross Domestic Product)?  What does it really measure?  Is it the best way to capture the happiness and welfare of a society? These questions were recently explored by Professor Karen Dynan and Dr. Louise Sheiner in a paper published at the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.

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Buffett Says Berkshire Buying Own Stock, More Apple

Where is the Oracle of Omaha investing these days? Writing for Reuters, Jonathan Stempel and Trevor Hunnicutt explore the latest insight from Warren Buffett.

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Forget the Trade War Already: China Is Cutting Taxes

Writing for Barron’s, Jeff Weniger looks at economic news in China beyond the US-China trade wars.

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Greece Emerges from Eurozone Bailout Programme

Greece is finding its economic feet again as it completes its 3-year Eurozone emergency loan program.  While the country still faces problems, some are finding new hope for the future of Greece.  Mark Lowen of the BBC highlights this recovery process in this recent article.

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How Can Turkey Overcome Its Economic Troubles?

The crisis in Turkey has been making headlines around the world.  The country’s current political and economic instability has been a major talking point among scholars, politicians and investors alike. This recent article published by Knowledge@Wharton highlights the opinions of Wharton Professors Philip Nichols and Joao Gomes on the topic.

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The Long-Term Impact of Brexit on the European Union

As negotiations on the logistics of Brexit continue, the IMF conducted a study on the potential economic impact of this event on both the U.K. and the E.U. This report prepared by Jiaqian Chen, Christian Ebeke, Li Lin, Haonan Qu, and Jesse Siminitz is highlighted in their recent IMF blog post.

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Do We Face a Retirement Crisis?

Writing for Advisor Perspectives, Joe Tomlinson looks at the current state of retirement spending. What are the trends? What spending and saving habits are considered in retirement planning?

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The Future of the U.S.-China Trade War

The trade war between China and the U.S. is the topic of many recent articles. Will there be a winner? How will this impact the economies of both countries as well as the global markets? David Dollar, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, takes a look at the current policies and potential ramifications.

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Pundits Predicting Panic in Emerging Markets

Writing for Research Affiliates, Chris Brightman, Michele Mazzoleni & Jonathan Treussard look at current trends in Emerging Markets. Is there cause for concern? Brightman, Mazzoleni & Treussard analyze the numbers.

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