The magazine of international economic policy.

From the Spring 2011 issue

Bernanke’s Right Hand

Exit interview with Federal Reserve Governor Kevin Warsh. In April, TIE founder and editor David Smick sat down with the departing U.S. central banker.

 With Sovereign Debt, Can Governments and Central Banks Have It All?

Is there a limit to the amount of public debt global central banks can purchase? Or are central bankers the new debt purchasers of last resort?

A symposium of views

Has the Financial Crisis Jeopardized the Fed’s Independence?

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

By John H. Makin

Fiscal Crisis Barometer

Watch the spreads between corporate and Treasury bond yields.

By David Ahn and Robert Dugger

Computerized Global Trading 24/6

A roller coaster ride ahead?

By Harald Malmgren and Mark Stys

Why the U.S. Recovery Is Weak

Returning to prosperity means figuring out what will be profitable to produce in the future.

By J. Bradford DeLong

Spotting Bubbles

Is farmland next?

By Robert J. Shiller

Another Merkel Blunder

In financial market supervision reform, the Bundesbank loses big.

By Klaus C. Engelen

Europe’s Bailout Politics

An exercise in policy heavy-handedness.

By Roland Vaubel

The ECB’s Secret Bailout Strategy

But in the end, either the euro will collapse or Europe will establish a transfer union.

By Hans-Werner Sinn

After Fukushima Daiichi, What’s Nuclear Energy’s Future?

By James R. Schlesinger, John Deutch, and Philip K. Verleger, Jr.

No Natural Gas Panacea

Forget about a long-term glut and cheap prices.

By Nikos Tsafos

Putting Tohoku Into Perspective

The negative global effects are being exaggerated.

By Tadashi Nakamae

Going Global

The risks and rewards of China’s new international expansion.

By Chi Lo

The International Economy Power Tree

Off the News

Gas prices and environmental regulation, unemployment, and Germany’s Europe fatigue.

Ben Bernanke’s 2 a.m. Phone Call

By David M. Smick