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Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers on Inflation Worries, Cryptocurrency and 'Our Greatest Long-Term Threat'. Lawrence H. Summers. Time. June 6, 2021

Mossavar-Rahmani Center Announces Undergraduate Thesis Prize Winners. Harvard Gazette. June 4, 2021

US labor market heated up in May as jobs grew and wages soared. Jason Furman and Wilson Powell, III. Peterson Institute for International Economics. June 4, 2021

Can a Cryptocurrency Break the Buck? Timothy Massad. Bloomberg. May 31, 2021

Statistics and the Pandemic. Jeffrey Frankel. Project Syndicate. May 26, 2021

Tackling the negotiations to tax the world. Ioana Petrescu. The Hill. May 26, 2021

The inflation risk is real. Lawrence H. Summers. Washington Post. May 24, 2021

A Biden-friendly economist is creating a big headache for president's spending plans. Jason Furman. Politico. May 22, 2021

A Biden administration commission kicks off a listening campaign to determine the future of tech platforms. Harvard Kennedy School. May 20, 2021

How much have childcare challenges slowed the US jobs market recovery? Jason Furman and Wilson Powell, III. Peterson Institute for International Economics. May 17, 2021

Ten Years After: From the UN Guiding Principles to Multi-Fiduciary Obligations. John Ruggie, Caroline Rees and Rachel Davis. Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance. May 13, 2021

Three realities for the West to understand about China. Paul Sheard. South China Morning Post. May 12, 2021

Putting a dollar value on nature will give governments and businesses more reasons to protect it. Linda Bilmes. The Conversation. May 11, 2021

Joe Biden's experiment could revolutionise economic thinking. Megan Greene. Financial Times. May 6, 2021

World Hygiene Day: The Novel Outbreak. Myriam Sidibe. The China Current. May 5, 2021

A new HKS faculty study reimagines reparations using existing—and widely used—federal compensation mechanisms. Linda Bilmes and Cornell William Brooks. May 5, 2021

Joe Biden's Folly: Taxing the rich doesn't pay. Paul Sheard. Bloomberg Quint, May 5, 2021

Why government cuts to clean water projects are doubly short-sighted. Myriam Sidibe. Independent, May 4, 2021

The disparity between the haves and have-nots has grown during the pandemic, and will continue to grow afterwards. Paul Sheard. CNBC, May 3, 2021

“Progress for People of Color Doesn’t Come at White Folks’ Expense.” Archon Fung. Boston Review, April 28, 2021

Why We're Terrible At Weighing The Risks Of The J&J Vaccine. Richard Zeckhauser. WBUR Cognoscent, April 28, 2021

What Three Economists Taught Us About Currency Regimes. Jeffrey Frankel. Project Syndicate, April 21, 2021

Is 'Bidenomics' a watershed moment in global economics? Megan Greene. Chatham House, April 20, 2021

Modernizing Regulatory Review for Energy, Environmental Policy. Joseph Aldy. Environmental Forum, March-April 2021

Hale Report Podcast with Paul Sheard. Paul Sheard. Econovue, April 16, 2021

Two Case Studies for Chinese Involvement in Southern Europe. Philippe Le Corre. BU Center for the Study of Europe, April 16, 2021

Understanding QE In The New World. Paul Sheard. Brave New World, April 15, 2021

Liars, Deception and Free Speech. Cass Sunstein. Commonwealth Club of California, April 14, 2021

Straight Talk with Hank Paulson. David Keith. podcast, April 14, 2021

The Marriage Between Republicans and Big Business is on the Rocks. John Haigh. The New York Times, April 14, 2021

Why it's too soon to get your flapper glad rags out. Megan Greene. Financial Times, April 13, 2021

'I'm concerned that what's being done is substantially excessive.' Lawrence H. Summers. Business Fast, April 12, 2021

How the Fed could go green faster. Megan Greene. Project Syndicate, April 9, 2021

Coinbase's Small Fine is a Big Warning to IPO Investors. Timothy Massad. Bloomberg, April 8, 2021

Firms have to stop dodging taxes. Ioana Petrescu. The Hill, April 7, 2021

BaFin’s reform is a first step to redraw Europe’s financial landscape. Ignazio Angeloni. SAFE Blog, April 1, 2021

Don't worry about inflation. Paul Sheard. Briefings for Britain, March 25, 2021

The new SDR allocation will benefit all countries. Maurice Obstfeld and Edwin Truman. Peterson Institute for International Economics, March 25, 2021

Biden's Sensible Stimulus. Jeffrey Frankel. Project Syndicate, March 24, 2021

Europe's Tightrope Diplomacy on China. Philippe Le Corre. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, March 24, 2021

Getting the US Economy Working Again. Paul Sheard. Horasis (YouTube), March 19, 2021

Larry Summers Versus the Stimulus. The New Yorker. March 18, 2021

Money market reform awaits Gensler at the SEC. Timothy Massad. Bloomberg, March 18, 2021

Emerging markets need support to avoid a 'lost decade.' Megan Greene. Financial Times, March 15, 2021

One year into the pandemic, here's what we can learn from the stock market. Megan Greene. NPR, March 12, 2021

US unemployment remains worse than it seems as millions still out of the labor force. Jason Furman and Wilson Powell III. Peterson Institute for International Economics, March 5, 2021

Reflecting on the Causes and Consequences of the Texas Energy Crisis. Robert Stavins, March 5, 2021

Massachusetts should pay people to quarantine. Linda Bilmes. Boston Globe, March 3, 2021

Concerns about excessive money printing are overblown. Paul Sheard. Keizai Kyoshitsu, February 28, 2021

Was "science" on the ballot? Sheila Jasanoff. Science, February 26, 2021

Biden's Trade Policy and EU's China Policy. Philippe Le Corre. South China Morning Post podcast, February 26, 2021

A New Administration Brings Major Changes to Federal Climate Policy. Robert Stavins. Resources, February 24, 2021

Understanding Texas' energy grid failure. William Hogan. February 23, 2021

BaFin reforms must go further. Ignazio Angeloni. OMFIF, February 23, 2021

Experts from Harvard and Beyond Explain The News - What Do We Do About China? Philippe Le Corre. The Dive, February 22, 2021

Central Banks Cancelling Government Debt is No Panacea. Paul Sheard. Bloomberg Quint, February 20, 2021

European Commission Initiative on Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence and Directors' Duties. John Ruggie. blog post, February, 2021

Convey the Economics. Jason Furman. Democracy, February 9, 2021

George Shultz: A long life with a long view. Roger Porter. Deseret News, February 8, 2021

Inflation and the Biden stimulus. Jean-Pierre Landau. VOX EU/CEPR, February 8, 2021

My column on the stimulus sparked a lot of questions. Here are my answers. Lawrence H. Summers. Washington Post, February 7, 2021

Unemployment continues to fall but workers still not returning to the labor force. Jason Furman and Wilson Powell III. Peterson Institute for International Economics, February 5, 2021

The Biden stimulus is admirably ambitious. But it brings some big risks, too. Lawrence H. Summers. Washington Post, February 4, 2021

China and America: A New Game in a New Era. William Overholt. Prism: The Journal of Complex Operations, 2021

What's different about the Gamestop bubble? Jeffrey Frankel. Project Syndicate, February 3, 2021

Murphy's Law may yet apply to Joe Biden's recovery plan. Megan Greene. Financial Times, January 27, 2021

Yellen should act quickly to assist financially stricken countries. Edwin M. Truman. Peterson Institute for International Economics, January 27, 2021

The SEC Needs To Catch Up On Sustainability. Timothy Massad. Bloomberg, January 27, 2021

Taking Trump Down Has Exposed Social Media's Inherent Contradictions. Dipayan Ghosh. Foreign Policy, January 26, 2021

The GOP's Fake Budget Hawks. Jeffrey Frankel. Project Syndicate, January 25, 2021

Biden's Stimulus Should Stay the Course. Jason Furman. Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2021

Biden will see Brexit Britain for what it really is: his closest partner in defending the international order. Sajid Javid. Conservatives, January 20, 2021

Time to look again at the financial system's dangerous faultlines. Paul Tucker. Financial Times, January 20, 2021

Grading the Economy Under President Trump. Paul Sheard. Katie Couric Media, January 19, 2021

Every Business Lawyer Must Take Action to Defend Democracy and the Rule of Law. John F. Sherman, III and Gretchen Greene, January 16, 2021

The Biden Administration and International Climate Change Policy and Action. Robert Stavins. LawFare, January 14, 2021

Myths and Realities in Sino-American Relations (PDF). William Overholt. The Wire China, January 10, 2021 (Full version PDF here)

Progress on US jobs reverses in December as labor market remains in bad shape. Jason Furman and Wilson Powell III. Peterson Institute for International Economics, January 8, 2021

Blame Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the Mob at the Capitol. Dipayan Ghosh. The Washington Post, January 7, 2021

The Quiet Financial Crisis. Carmen Reinhart. Project Syndicate, January 7, 2021

The US Needs More Foreign Artificial Intelligence Know-How. Jason Furman. Wired, January 6, 2021

Awaiting the will to ensure financial market stability. Paul Tucker. Yale Insights, January 6, 2021