A tribute to Marty Feldstein

September 16th, 2019

It is hard for me to think about carrying on my career as an economist without Marty Feldstein.

I first met Marty in 1973, 46 years ago, when he hired me as part of his flotilla of a dozen or so research assistants. READ MORE

The G20 on Shaky Ground – A Project Syndicate podcast

July 5th, 2019

Elmira Bayrasli: Last week, Japan hosted the G20 summit, which convenes leaders of the world’s largest economies. While the G20 has been around since 1999, the first summit with world leaders took place just over a decade ago, in 2008, in the middle of the global financial crisis. Fair and Free Trade has been a guiding principle of the G20 since its outset. For the past several years, however, protectionism has re-emerged in many G20 economies, and is currently fueling a highly-damaging trade war between the world’s two largest economies: China and the United States. What role does the G20 have to play in the age of Donald Trump, Populism, and powerful digital technologies? Larry Summers, one of the G20’s architects, joins us to discuss. He served as US Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton, and as the Director of the National Economic Council under President Barack Obama. READ MORE