Global Economic and Geopolitical Risks


This colloquium examined a series of geoeconomic and geopolitical risks that could affect liberty and the fundamental political and economic institutions of a free society.


Conference Readings

Borio, Claudio. “The Financial Cycle and Macroeconomics: What Have We Learnt?.” Bank for International Settlements Working Paper 395, December 2012. (Accessed February 23, 2015).

Buchanan, James M. The Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, Volume 1: The Logical Foundations of Constitutional Liberty. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1999.

Buttiglione, Luigi, Philip R. Lane, Lucrezia Reichlin, and Vincent Reinhart. “Deleveraging? What Deleveraging? [Geneva Reports on the World Economy 16, September 2014] .” ICMB International Center For Monetary and Banking Studies. (Accessed February 23, 2015).

Coggan, Philip. Paper Promises: Debt, Money, and the New World Order. Philadelphia: PublicAffairs Books, 2012.

Higgs, Robert. Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Kindleberger, Charles P. The World in Depression: 1929-1939. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973.

Krastev, Ivan and Mark Leonard. “The New European Disorder.” European Council on Foreign Relations Paper (November 2014): 1-10.

Levi-Faur, David. “The Global Diffusion of Regulatory Capitalism.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 598 (March 2005): 12-32.

Mearsheimer, John J. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics [Updated Edition]. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.

Pozsar, Zoltan. “Shadow Banking: The Money View.” United States Treasury, Office of Financial Research Working Paper 14-04, July 2, 2014. (Accessed February 23, 2015).

Prasad, Eswar S. The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.

Rajan, Raghuram. “A Step in the Dark: Unconventional Monetary Policy after the Crisis.” Andrew Crockett Memorial Lecture at the Bank for International Settlements, Switzerland, June 23, 2013.

Schlichter, Detlev S. Paper Money Collapse: The Folly of Elastic Money and the Coming Monetary Breakdown. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.

Steil, Benn. “Taper Trouble: The International Consequences of Fed Policy.” Foreign Affairs (July/August 2014): 1-5.

Wolf, Martin. The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned—and Have Still to Learn—from the Financial Crisis. New York: Penguin Press, 2014.