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Golden Examines Implications for Organizational Pledges to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions in New Book

Jay S. Golden

Jay S. Golden, Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance at the Maxwell School, has written “Dynamic Sustainability: Implications for Policy, Markets and National Security” (Cambridge University Press, 2023). 

January 5, 2024

McDowell Contributes to Inkstick Piece on the United States’ Geoeconomic Strategy

"Yes, de-dollarization is real, and it is happening. No, this does not mean that the dollar’s days are numbered," says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.

December 12, 2023

Assessment Frequency and Equity of the Property Tax: Latest Evidence from Philadelphia

Yilin Hou, Lei Ding, David J. Schwegman, Alaina G. Barca

"Assessment frequency and equity of the property tax: Latest evidence from Philadelphia," co-authored by Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

November 30, 2023

See related: Taxation, United States

McDowell Contributes to Wilson Center Report on China’s Foreign Economic Policy

In his essay, the Maxwell School political scientist contends that Chinese bank expansion abroad may weaken Washington’s ability to leverage financial sanctions.

November 29, 2023

Maxwell Hosts Conference Focused on International Trade

The two-day event drew scholars from across the U.S. as well as Canada and England. 

October 24, 2023

McDowell Contributes Chapter to Atlantic Council Report on Economic Statecraft

Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science, authored "New era of financial sanctions: Adapting to de-dollarization," as part of the Atlantic Council report, "The US, EU, and UK need a shared approach to economic statecraft. Here’s where to start."

September 28, 2023

McDowell Discusses BRICS, the Dollar and Risks to US Global Power in Financial Times, Foreign Policy

Talk of a BRICS common currency is “really a reflection of a desire among some segments of the world to have some counterweight to the U.S., the U.S. economy, the dollar,” says Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science. But “I think most of this is just in fantasy land, because I don’t see any world in which it is really going to emerge in the way some people might hope.”

September 6, 2023

Sanctions: Greater Congressional Oversight Needed for Costly, Ineffective "Go-To" Policy

Kristen Patel, William A. Lichtenfells, Esq.

"Sanctions: Greater Congressional Oversight Needed for Costly, Ineffective "Go-To" Policy," co-authored by Kristen Patel, Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs, was published in the Syracuse Law Review.

August 7, 2023

Daniel McDowell Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee, Joins Atlantic Council

The Maxwell School associate professor of political science has been sought for the expertise he shared in his recent book, ‘Bucking the Buck.’

August 4, 2023

McDowell Discusses How Geoeconomics Impacts Central Bank Reserve Managers in OMFIF Article

"After 9/11, the U.S. Treasury recognised that global dollar dominance gave Washington control over the critical plumbing of global finance. A new breed of financial sanctions emerged which could precisely cut individual targets—terrorists, foreign government officials, state institutions, firms—off from the dollar system. ‘Smart’ financial sanctions revolutionised economic warfare," writes Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science.

July 18, 2023

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