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Will Increased Transparency Improve Performance of Central Banks, New Research Asks

Press Release | January 22, 2015

In light of the recent trend for more openness in central banking, economists explore the effects of transparency on the performance of monetary policymakers

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Some Good News for a Change: Mark Clifford's the Greening of Asia

Media Mentions | December 30, 2014 | Forbes

Columbia Business School Publishing recently released the book, The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency, which adopts a case study approach to charting Asia’s green path forward.

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Better Economic Relations with Cuba Could Be a Win-Win

Media Mentions | December 23, 2014 | U.S. News & World Report

Professor Stephan Meier leads a discussion about the potential economic benefits eased sanctions could have in Cuba.

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U.S. Companies Consider the Possibilities of Cuban Trade

Media Mentions | December 17, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Stephan Meier comments on the eased Cuba embargo.

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Where Is Your Extra Gas Money Going?

Media Mentions | December 16, 2014 | Marketplace Radio

Professor Geoffrey Heal adds his two cents on how fuel savings could act as a stimulus to the economy.

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With Deposit Insurance, China Returns to Idea It Invented

Media Mentions | December 15, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Charles Calomiris comments on China’s plan to add deposit insurance to certain accounts.

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How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion

Media Mentions | December 03, 2014 | The New York Times

Professor Lynne Sagalyn says the World Trade Center transportation hub is a project driven by institutional ambition, and once begun, the decisions that have made it so costly became irreversible.

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The Unintended Effects of Sanctions on Russia

Media Mentions | December 03, 2014 | ABC News

Professor Amit Khandelwal says that sanctions on Russia have had a significant effect on the country’s economy.

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What Global Warming? Pass Me a Blanket

Media Mentions | November 24, 2014 | Bloomberg View

The article cites research by Professor Eric Johnson that shows when people think the current day’s temperature is warmer than usual, they are more likely to believe in and worry about global warming.

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Process Before Policy

Media Mentions | November 04, 2014 | Foreign Affairs

Dean Glenn Hubbard discusses the need for policy changes in Washington to solve the country’s fiscal problems.

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