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Ashoka Mody Weighs In on "Bretix" - Boris Johnson on the right side of history
March 4, 2016

Boris Johnson, London’s flamboyant Mayor, has invited the rage of his Prime Minister David Cameron. Johnson will urge the British public to vote for leaving the European Union in the June 23 referendum. Johnson has become the most prominent and influential voice for British Exit — Brexit. Not surprisingly, Cameron has lashed out.

What would a "Brexit" mean for the EU?
March 4, 2016

On Feb. 19, British Prime Minister David Cameron struck a deal with European leaders to give Britain "special status" within the European Union should it decide to remain part of the 28-nation economic and political alliance.

The United Kingdom has long been threatening to leave the EU, and with a June 23 referendum on the horizon, a…

Former Colombian President Discusses Latin America's Prospects
March 4, 2016
A group of students and faculty affiliated with the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance enjoyed an insightful conversation over lunch with Alvaro Uribe, former President of Colombia and currently Senator in the Colombia Parliament. The topics addressed ranged from the narco-traffic, China's investments and the economic prospect of the Latin American region among others.
Tyler Rudolph, JRCPPF Undergraduate Associate, Earns Inaugural Schwarzman Scholarship
Jan. 21, 2016

Senior and JRCPPF Undergraduate Associate Tyler Rudolph was among three Princeton undergraduates selected this month to join the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Together with 110 other young people, Rudolph will earn a master's degree next at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing. All of the scholars will live and study…

Youssef Boutros-Ghali: An Insider's Perspective on the Egyptian Economy
Jan. 15, 2016

Princeton University students enjoyed an intimate discussion with economist and former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali during an informal lunch hosted by The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance. 

Born and raised in Cairo, Boutros-Ghali earned a PhD in economics from MIT in 1981, the same year that…

Blinder on the Implications of the Fed’s Interest Rate Increase on the Economy
Dec. 18, 2015
The Princeton University Office of Communications and the Woodrow Wilson School published an interview yesterday with JRCPPF faculty affiliate and Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Alan Blinder about his take on the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates this Wednesday. Blinder, also former vice chairman of the Fed, offered unique insight on the implications for the U.S. economy.  
Ashoka Mody on "The ECB: Behind the Curve"
Dec. 15, 2015

Ashoka Mody is the Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy and Lecturer in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He has extensive experience with economic policy both at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and on December 9th he discussed his most recent paper, “The…

JRCPPF Undergraduate Associate Co-Authors NYT Opinion Piece
Dec. 14, 2015
Evan Soltas, an undergraduate associate of our Center, together with former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (who visited JRCPFF for a public talk, "Big Data and the Social Sciences," in February), contributed an opinion piece for The New York Times, which was published on Sunday. 
Markus Brunnermeier and Harold James Discuss the Eurozone Crisis and the "Rhine Divide"
Dec. 14, 2015

In advance of their forthcoming book "The Euro Crisis as a Battle of Ideas," JRCPPF faculty affiliates Markus Brunnermeier and Harold James discussed several key cultural and economic philosophy differences that impede resolution of the Eurozone Crisis, at a lecture that the two gave to Woodrow Wilson School students last month. Most…