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November 13, 2017
A leading neoconservative, Irving Kristol once defined neocons as “liberals who have been mugged by reality.” Similarly, I fear that those today who speak of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union as a chance for Britain to become a global trader again will be mugged by economic reality...

Peter A. Petri (PIIE), Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center) and Fan Zhai (Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation)

November 2, 2017


July 11, 2017
Precautionary recapitalization, a tool for public intervention in the banking sector defined in the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), is consistent with the rest of BRRD and a legitimate instrument for bank crisis management. The conditions set for it by BRRD are restrictive and have...