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The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers

Why didn’t the global economic crisis of 2008-9 lead to a massive outbreak of protectionism? Continue reading

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Reforming the International Monetary System

This report presents a set of concrete proposals of increasing ambition for the reform of the international monetary system. Continue reading

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Why World Leaders Must Resist the False Promise of Another Doha Delay

The world trade system is at a fork in history’s road; WTO members cannot avoid Making a choice. Continue reading

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The Great Trade Collapse: Causes, Consequences and Prospects

When the investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in late 2008, the news sent shockwaves across the global economy. Continue reading

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The Collapse of Global Trade, Murky Protectionism, and the Crisis: Recommendations for the G20

Trade is experiencing a sudden, severe and globally synchronised collapse. Continue reading

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Macroeconomic Stability and Financial Regulation: Key Issues for the G20

The G20 meeting in London in spring 2009 was a historical moment of global cooperation to deal with the global financial crisis. Continue reading

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What World Leaders Should Do to Halt the Spread of Protectionism

In late 2008, as the global financial crisis was spreading, so too was protectionism. Continue reading

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What G20 Leaders Must Do to Stabilise Our Economy and Fix the Financial System

In late 2008 the world was at a dangerous point. Continue reading

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Rescuing our Jobs and Savings: What G7/8 leaders Can Do to Solve the Global Credit Crisis

In the days following the fall of Lehman Brothers in autumn 2008, confidence in the global economy was in freefall. Continue reading

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The First Global Financial Crisis of the 21st Century – Part II: June-December, 2008

The global financial crisis has changed finance and the global economy forever. Continue reading

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