Views from the Members

James Bacchus: Proposed border tax adjustments risk violating WTO rules

This opinion piece first appeared in the Huffington Post.

Bretton Woods Commitee member James Bacchus is Chair of Global Practice at Greenberg Traurig. He is a former Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization and a former Member of Congress, from Florida.

Mark Yzaguirre: Donald Trump Encourages a Nationalist Backlash in Mexico

Bretton Woods Committee Member Mark R. Yzaguirre is Associate General Counsel and Associate Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs at the University of Houston.

Bessma Momani: Xi Jinping's Davos Speech Showed the World has Turned Upside Down

Bessma Momani is a professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo and senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation and the Brookings Institution.

Lawrence H. Summers: A bitter comedown from Trump's sugar high

Column by Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University professor at Harvard and a former U.S. Treasury Secretary.

Mark R. Yzaguirre: Trump's World Order - The Hill

Bretton Woods Committee Member Mark R. Yzaguirre is associate general counsel and associate vice chancellor for legal affairs at the University of Houston.

As published in The Hill.

Lawrence H. Summers: US tax reform is vital but Donald Trump's plan is flawed

Column by Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University professor at Harvard and a former U.S. Treasury Secretary.

Mohamed A. El-Erian: A Chance to Fix the Way the IMF Picks Its Leader

Author: Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser, Allianz SE

As published in Bloomberg View

The board of the International Monetary Fund was right to reaffirm its full confidence in Christine Lagarde as the institution’s managing director despite her conviction for negligence on Monday by a Paris court. She has done a good job as the head of one of the world’s most important multilateral institutions.

Staci Warden: Views from the Members

Author: Staci Warden, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

There has been a lot of noise recently about electronic money, digital (or virtual) currencies, and cryptocurrencies based on blockchain technologies. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. And one way to make sense of exactly how they are different is to think about them in terms of the power they confer on the Central Bank.

William R. Rhodes: It's time to focus on growth

William R. Rhodes is president and CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC
and author of Banker to the World: Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Finance.

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