U.S. International Policy: Trade & Finance

"These Russia Sanctions are Different," Korea Herald, March 2022.

"Biden's Modest Multilateralism," Project Syndicate,  Nov. 27, 2020.  "Joe Biden will lead the US back to international cooperation," The Guardian, Nov. 30.  Korea Herald, Dec. 1, 2020.

"Governments should turn back the clock over trade policy," The Guardian, Nov. 28, 2019.  The case for old-fashioned tariff cuts,” World Economic Forum, Nov. 28, 2019.

"How a Weaponized Dollar Could Backfire," Project Syndicate,Oct. 23.  "Trump's Weaponisation of the Dollar Could Threaten its Dominance," The Guardian, Oct. 24.  "A Weaponzed Dollar Could Backfire," Korea Herald, Oct. 27, 2019.

The Role of the Dollar in the Post-war Era,” at Roundtable on the Future of the Dollar, Oct. 16, 2019, Institute of International Finance, Washington DC.

Trump adds a dismal dimension to the US-China trade dispute,” The Guardian, Aug.13.

Trump's trade policy is a hot mess of conflicting goals – with few winners,” The Guardian, May 23, 2019.  

Introductory comments on “Threats to the International System,” for the Bellagio Group, hosted by the National Bank of Belgium, Brussels, January 12, 2019.

"The dollar’s current status as international reserve currency," podcast, OMFIF, October 10, 2018.

"Trump Wrong to Brand China a Currency Manipulator," Nikkei Asia Review, Sept. 20, 2018. 

"My Apology Tour," Project Syndicate, July 23, 2018.

"The Republican's Protectionist Pedigree," Project Syndicate ,June 13, 2018.

"Making America's Trade Deficits Great Again," Jan.15, 2018, iThe Guardian.

"Five Trade Fallacies," Ppt slides, panel on Trade Deficits and the Trump Administration, panel with video: Frankel, Krueger, Aliber, Barfield & LachmanAmerican Enterprise Institute, Washington DC, Sept. 15, 2017.

"Can Trump Deal with North Korea and China?" Project Syndicate, Aug. 24, 2017.   E.g., "Trump's trade policy on China won't win its help on North Korea,"  The Guardian, Aug.25, 2017.

"How to Renegotiate NAFTA,"  Project Syndicate.  E.g., "Can Donald Trump Better Renegotiate NAFTA?  Yes, By Bringing Back TPP,”  The Guardian, April 25, 2017.

"Mnuchin's Mission" Project Syndicate, March 22, 2017. E.g. in Nikkei Asian Review, March 23, 2017.

“Trade and Inequality,” slides: Ppt, pdf.  Providence Committee on Foreign Relations, December 14, 2016.

“Global economic challenges for Donald Trump,” outline, Slides: Ppt, pdf.  Panel, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC, December 5, 2016. Summary & video.
"Listen: Economist Jeffrey Frankel '74 on Trade, Inequality, and the Election," Clair Wilcox Lecture, Swarthmore College, Oct. 24, 2016. OutlineSlides: Pptpdf.

The Domestic Threat to US Leadership,” Project Syndicate Apr.13, 2016; e.g., in Korea Herald, 4/14/16.  Extended versionEconbrowser.

"The Trans-Pacific Partnershipoutline, Fox Hill Foreign Affairs seriesBethesda MD, Dec. 29, 2015.   "Congress Should Approve TPP," Boston Globe. Nov. 11, 2015. 

"Why Support the TPP?" Project Syndicate, Oct.8, 2015.  "Critics Should Keep an Open Mind,” The Guardian, Oct. 11.  "Be Open-Minded About TPPKorea Herald, Oct. 12, 2015.

"The Dollar, Kerry, and the Iran Deal," Marketplace Radio, September 2015.

"New and Improved Trade Agreements," Project Syndicate,  May 7, 2015.  "Revising International Trade Agreements," in World Finance, July 14, 2015. 

"A strong dollar is a sign of a strong economy,"  The Fed & the Dollar, Room for Debate, NY Times, March 23, 2015.  

"Absent America," Project Syndicate, Jan.24, 2014.  “US Picks a Bad Time to Miss World Affairs,” Bangkok Post, Jan.27.  Full version, “IMF Reform & Isolationism in the US Congress,” East Asia Forum, Jan.29, 2014.

Comments on The Comprehensive Restructuring of the International Economic Accounts, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce, BEA Advisory Committee, May 9, 2014.

"The Economic Outlook and the Twin Deficits," Boston Economic Club, May 24, 2006.    Earlier versions were presented at The Columbus Group, Harvard University, Feb. 17, 2006; an Ambrosetti meeting, Villa d’Este, Italy, March 31; and the Economic Advisory Panel Meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, April 7, 2006;  and the Real Estate Academic Initiativeat Harvard University, April 19, 2006.

"What's Ahead:  Decade of the Dollar, the Euro, or the RMB?" Eurobank, Athens, Greece, 21 June, 2005.

"Will rising US interest rates precipitate the next wave of emerging market crises?" The International Economy, Winter 2005.

"Critiques of the IMF,"  for a debate with Jeff Sachs --The IMF: Are 50 Years Enough? moderated by Joe Nye, KSG, Harvard University, April 20, 2000.

"On Reports that Someone in Washington Has Mislaid Russia,"  Dean's community-wide discussion on The Future of Russia, December 13, 1999, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Published in  The Russian WeeklyDelovoi, Russia; Lietevos Aidas, Lithuania; Logos Press, Moldova; Aki Press, Kyrgystan; and Siue, Slovakia; Fall 2000.

"The Outlook for the US Trade Balance," Academic Consultants Meeting, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Nov. 29, 1999.

"Is the US Interested in Exercising Dollar Diplomacy?" (abridged), address to Conference on Dollarization,  InterAmerican Development Bank, Panama City, Panama, July 1999.

"Fast-track and the Continuing Importance of Trade Liberalization," Symposium on Freer Trade: In Whose Interest?, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia, October 20, 1997.

"How to Gauge the Importance of Trade to the U.S. Economy," address to the National Economists Club, Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 1997.    "How to Gauge the Importance of Trade to the U.S. Economy," address to Conference of Business Economists, Washington, DC, May 8, 1997.

"Trade Bind: Now It's Harder to Fix a Recession," with Barry Eichengreen, New York Times oped, August 14, 1988.

"Tax Policy, Trade Policy and American Competitiveness," in From the Southwest to the World, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, July 1989.  Speech, Dallas, October 1988.   Also abridged & translated into Japanese in Economist, The Mainichi Newspapers, Dec.20, 1988, 51-5.