by Daniel H. Rosen and Beibei Bao | July 11, 2014 On June 30th China’s top leaders endorsed broad reforms to the nation’s tax system and center-local fiscal dynamics, and, critically, set out a near-term 2016 deadline for completing substantial reforms to ensure that the longer-term reform agenda has a chance to be complete by 2020. ...
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | July 2, 2014 The election of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission was not the only accomplishment of EU leaders in late June. There were also important developments on other foreign and economic issues. British Prime Minister David Cameron and Hungarian Prime Minister Victor ...
by Thilo Hanemann | July 1, 2014 Last week China’s Shandong Tranlin Paper company announced an investment of up to $2 billion in a paper and fertilizer plant in Virginia, which is expected to create 2,000 local jobs by 2020. This is the latest example in a series of manufacturing investment announcements ...
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | June 17, 2014 Former Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker of Luxembourg is the center-right European People’s Party (EPP)’s candidate for president of the European Commission. He is thus the leading candidate for the position. But is he the right man for the job? And is the process of his ...
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard | June 17, 2014 For the first time, a president of the European Commission is to be selected under the Lisbon Treaty, which stipulates that the candidate can be selected with a qualified majority, eliminating the ability of a single country to exercise a veto. In addition, the selection ...
John Larsen and Whitney Ketchum | June 16, 2014 Well before the EPA’s released its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP), environmental groups and industry associations began haggling over what it would mean for electricity consumers and US economic growth. Now that the proposal is out, what do we know about its potential economic costs?
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