The Failure of the Euro?

Triple Crisis blogger Mark Blyth was recently interviewed by Simon Tilford from the Centre for European Reform. They discuss European crisis management, unexpected and expected problems with the Euro, the possibilities of economic reform in the periphery countries, and whether Germany can change its mind.

Originally posted by The Watson Institute.

May 10, 2012 | Posted in: Videos | Comments Closed

Timmer Defends Food Reserves, Lipton on Smallholder Development

Timothy A. Wise

I had the pleasure of sitting down with C. Peter Timmer and Michael Lipton in early April for short interviews based on their provocative and well-received lectures at Tufts University, where my institute awarded them the 2012 Leontief Prizes for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. Timmer offers an interesting defense of food reserves as necessary to the functioning of international markets. Lipton’s talk on “Income from Work” through smallholder development in Africa provided the backdrop to an interview on the centrality of smallholders to early development even in the age of global markets. See the short interviews below, and for more: read a summary of the event; read the lectures by Timmer and Lipton; read more about the Global Development and Environment Institute’s Leontief Prize, including past winners.

May 7, 2012 | Posted in: Videos | Comments Closed

The World Bank Presidential Race

Triple Crisis blogger Kevin P. Gallagher was recently interviewed by Boston University’s blog Professor Voices to weigh in on the World Bank Presidential nominees and why he is endorsing Jose Antonio Ocampo. Last week, he and Triple Crisis blogger Stephany Griffith-Jones launched a petition signed by more than 125 economists endorsing Ocampo’s candidacy. Gallagher also published two op-eds in support of Ocampo in The Guardian and Financial Times.

Read the full petition in support of Ocampo here.

April 11, 2012 | Posted in: Videos | Comments Closed