In The News
September 27, 2012
Waistlines of the World: The Effect of Information and Communications Technology on Obesity
Anusuya Chatterjee and Ross C. DeVol
September 18, 2012
Egypt has a shot at the sort of prosperity enjoyed by the Asian tigers. But this will require both structural reforms and a cultural shift.
Peter Passell and Robert Hahn
U.S. News & World Report
August 15, 2012
Just two of 23 new one-hour TV dramas will be shot in L.A. County, as producers seek tax credits elsewhere. Crews and Hollywood-related businesses struggle.
August 15, 2012
Tong (Cindy) Li
Yahoo! Finance: The Exchange
July 11, 2012
Keith Savard
July 11, 2012
Joel Kurtzman: WSJ Opinion
April 19, 2012
In our latest Current Views, Institute experts James R. Barth and Tong (Cindy) Li, along with Daniel E. Nolle, a senior financial economist at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, look at the future of housing finance, and explain why expanded private lending will need to be part of it.
April 06, 2012
In this editorial feature by James Barth, Gerard Caprio Jr. and Ross Levine, the authors argue that regulators are subject to home-crowd bias in favor of the institutions they're supposed to oversee. A solution could be in creating an independent watchdog, a "Sentinel," to keep a close eye on regulators. They discuss this in detail in their book "Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us", excerpted in the Milken Institute Review.
April 04, 2012
In an editorial feature in the Wall Street Journal, "ItaEUR(TM)s Better to Rent Than to Foreclose," Institute senior fellows James Barth and Peter Passell praise a new program that could save millions of American families from losing their homes. It could also help both banks and neighborhoods. So, what's in the way of a national rollout?
March 28, 2012
In this new research paper, Institute banking experts James Barth, Penny Pradha, and Phillip Swagel examine the raft of financial regulations enacted since the recent crisis, and ask whether they make the future of "TBTF" different from its past. See Barth interviewed on The Daily Ticker on Yahoo! Finance.
March 26, 2012
"Innovate or die" has become a mantra as we work to solve the world's greatest challenges-from natural resource scarcity to economic growth and job creation. The Milken Institute and Google recently hosted a panel discussion with Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer; Vijay Vaitheeswaran, writer for The Economist and author of Need, Speed, and Greed; and Tony Fratto, CNBC contributor.
March 25, 2012
Chief Research Officer Ross DeVol explains the potential impact of higher oil prices on the economy in this article that appeared on He explores the complex relationships among fuel prices, consumer spending, Federal Reserve policy, and business investment.
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