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Presidential Debate: A Missed Opportunity

October 5, 2012

C. Fred Bergsten comments on the presidential debate in this two-part interview.

Part I
C. Fred Bergsten says that neither President Obama nor Governor Romney offered much illumination on macroeconomic policy, the Federal Reserve, or the world economy.

Part II
C. Fred Bergsten says that the presidential candidates need to address what they intend to do about Europe, trade, and the role of the International Monetary Fund.


Ex-Im Bank to Survive Political Challenge October 28, 2015

Fed Miscommunications October 28, 2015

Federal Reserve in Wait-and-See Mode October 26, 2015

What’s Next for TPP? October 6, 2015

China's Economy Shadows the Obama-Xi Summit September 21, 2015

TPP Talks: Getting to Yes August 6, 2015

Sanctions on Iran: Why They Worked and Why a 'Snapback' May Not Work July 29, 2015

A Dramatic Opening with Cuba December 18, 2014

A Breakthrough on Trade November 21, 2014

Battle to Save the Export-Import Bank September 17, 2014