US Economy

When the chips are down: Biden’s semiconductor war
When the chips are down: Biden’s semiconductor war
Export control policy in the semiconductor sector – an industry that supplies the world’s computer, smartphone, appliances and medical equipment industry with electronic chips –…
COVIDcast: Joseph E. Stiglitz on global cooperation in a time of international mistrust
Podcasts
COVIDcast: Joseph E. Stiglitz on global cooperation in a time of international mistrust
In this episode of COVIDcast, Lowy Institute Research Fellow Alexandre Dayant sat down with Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz to discuss the prospect of global cooperation in a time of…
The Point of No Return: The 2020 Election and the Crisis of American Foreign Policy
Analyses
The Point of No Return: The 2020 Election and the Crisis of American Foreign Policy
November's election puts the fundamental principles of US leadership to the test
China and the Rules‑Based Order
Interactives
China and the Rules‑Based Order
Seven experts debate China’s approach to the rules‑based international order
COVIDcast: America’s economy at the crossroad, with Adam Posen
Podcasts
COVIDcast: America’s economy at the crossroad, with Adam Posen
In this episode of COVIDcast, Roland Rajah, Lowy Institute lead economist, speaks with Dr Adam Posen, President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Commentary
Business, government must engage on international trade policy
Originally published in The Australian.
The World Trade Organization: An Optimistic Pre-mortem in Hopes of Resurrection
Analyses
The World Trade Organization: An Optimistic Pre-mortem in Hopes of Resurrection
At a time when stability and predictability are needed most, the body at the heart of the rules-based trading system — the World Trade Organization — is reeling from far more than…
How China is changing the global balance of economic power
Interactives
How China is changing the global balance of economic power
China has displaced the United States from its traditional dominance as a major trading partner for most countries of the world.
Paul Volcker’s pragmatism: fighting inflation and financialization
Paul Volcker’s pragmatism: fighting inflation and financialization
Paul Volcker, chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve from 1979 to 1987, passed away this month. In remembrances, he has been most often celebrated for taming…
Economic diplomacy: China dependency and a notable departure
Economic diplomacy: China dependency and a notable departure
Switch hitting If Australia’s senior international ministers were surprised by the sharpness of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s approach to economic dependence on China at…