IIEL Faculty Director Chris Brummer Joined WTO & IMF Heads in Celebration of Black History Month

March 4, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, IIEL Faculty Director Chris Brummer joined WTO Director General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva reflect on the evolving role of Africa in the international community, and discuss their organizations' efforts to mobilize an inclusive international economic agenda.

IIEL Faculty Director Chris Brummer Delivers FinCEN Keynote

February 24, 2022

IIEL's Chris Brummer delivered the 2022 Black History Month speech for FinCEN. Brummer drew parallels with the very work of FinCEN and challenged the agency--and the government--to think about ways to make technology and the compliance process dual-purposed in ways that facilitate inclusion.

IIEL Fintech Scholar Releases OUP Book on Future of Open Banking

November 15, 2021

IIEL Visiting Scholar on Financial Technology & Adjunct Professor Linda Jeng releases new Oxford University Press book on Open Banking - a silent revolution transforming the banking industry.

IIEL Executive Director on Implications of US-EU Tariff Agreement

November 3, 2021

The Hill quotes IIEL Executive Director Marie Kasperek on the U.S.' strategic move to counter Chinese overproduction by reducing tariffs on EU steel and aluminum imports.

IIEL Alumna Presents Paper on Affordable Finance at Yale Conference

November 1, 2021

Fatin El-Kabashi Abdullah Ibrahim, a former IIEL Fellow, was selected to present her paper on "Rethinking Dodd-Frank’s Risk Retention Rule" at the 4th annual Law & Macroeconomics conference.

IIEL's Jennifer Hillman on how US Leadership is Critical to Future of Trade

October 27, 2021

IIEL Senior Fellow Jennifer Hillman and Inu Manak discuss how the US must step in to save the WTO and learn to lead again in this opinion piece for the Hill.

IIEL Senior Fellow Explains how De-Fi can Transform Financial Systems

October 26, 2021

IIEL Senior Fellow Linda Jeng explains decentralized finance in conjunction with her upcoming Oxford University Press book publication on the same topic.

IIEL Executive Director Kasperek on Fair, Equitable & Sustainable Trade

October 25, 2021

In this podcast, moderator and IIEL Executive Director, Marie Kasperek, is joined by Cecilia Malmström, Former European Commissioner for Trade and Marion Jansen, Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD. Listen as they discuss how the global trading system can be made more equitable for all citizens.

IIEL Professor Hillman Wins WIIT 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

October 12, 2021

The Association of Women in International Trade awarded its distinguished 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award to IIEL Professor Jennifer Hillman in recognition of her remarkable trade career and distinguished public service.

BBC News Cites IIEL Professor Anna Gelpern on Chinese Lending

September 29, 2021

Countries can be difficult borrowers, IIEL Professor Anna Gelpern explains, and it's not practical to expect them to hand over a physical asset like a port if they're unable to pay their debts.

IIEL Faculty Director Unpacks Racial Disparities in Finreg at UPenn

September 28, 2021

Chris Brummer delivers a lecture on "New Evidence on Racial Disparities in Financial Regulatory Leadership" at a virtual event with the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, co-sponsored by the Wharton Initiative on Financial Policy and Regulation.

IIEL Professor Alvaro Santos Discusses Latin America and Trade Reforms

September 10, 2021

What will increasing geopolitical tensions between the US and China mean for trade in Latin America? This AIG Global Trade Series 2021 podcast episode features leading expert insights on how Latin American countries must balance trade relations with the major powers.

IIEL Professor at US Treasury Makes Appeal for Global Tax Overhaul

July 22, 2021

Itai Grinberg, now a Treasury Department official representing the United States in the negotiations, offered a new rationale for the agreement, which would entail the largest overhaul of the international tax system in decades.

IIEL Scholar Linda Jeng Discusses Deregulated Finance in New Report

June 14, 2021

This report discusses some of the new types of risks introduced by DeFi that are inherent to blockchain systems along with traditional types of financial risks in DeFi that manifest in new ways.

Bank for International Settlements Teams Up with IIEL for Fintech Week

May 26, 2021

After a phenomenal turnout and a truly global reach of last year's virtual Fintech Week, the 5th annual Fintech Week will again be primarily held virtually- enabling our event to connect with tens of thousands of fintech leaders beyond the beltway on a global scale.

IIEL Senior Fellow Jennifer Hillman on the Future of WTO and Trade

April 13, 2021

All eyes are on the World Trade Organization’s new leadership to jump-start trade multilateralism. But can global trade rules be updated? And if so, which rules should be fixed first? Experts explain in the 2nd podcast of the 2021 AIG Global Trade Series.

IIEL Professor Testifies to House Financial Services Committee on China

May 18, 2021

IIEL Professor Anna Gelpern testifies to a House Financial Services subcommittee on what China's lending practices mean for international debt architecture, especially in the context of the pandemic.

IIEL Professor Gelpern Advises on Post-Pandemic Rebuilding in G30 Report

May 5, 2021

The report by the Group of Thirty, including IIEL Professor Anna Gelpern, makes clear that collective aversion to crisis planning is irresponsible when much of the world is one unforeseen shock away from a lost decade, underscoring that now is the time to rebuild and reform the architecture to improve its long-term resilience.

IIEL Senior Fellow Co-Authors Report on China's Belt & Road Initiative

March 24, 2021

The 190-page report, titled China’s Belt and Road: Implications for the United States, was written by IIEL Senior Fellow Jennifer Hillman along with David Sacks at the Council on Foreign Relations.

IIEL Announces 4th Annual Greenwald Writing Competition Winners

March 9, 2021

Georgetown Law students take first, second and third place for international trade law note submissions at the 2021 John D. Greenwald Writing Competition.

EU Parliament Briefing on Carbon Tax and Trade by IIEL Affiliates

April 14, 2020

This briefing provides a legal assessment – under WTO and EU law - of three policy options for an EU carbon border adjustment mechanism.

IIEL Professor on Tackling Debt Vulnerabilities at IMF Webinar

December 14, 2020

IIEL Professor Anna Gelpern joins an expert panel on debt transparency, how and when to restructure government debt, the G20 common framework for debt relief, and more.

IIEL Executive Director on Impact of US Elections on International Trade

November 26, 2020

IIEL's Director Marie Kasperek offers expert insights on how the 2020 US presidential election outcomes will impact EU-US-Asia trade relations at the EconPol Europe Annual Conference.

IIEL Professor Katrin Kuhlmann on African Trade with AfCFTA Secretary General

October 7, 2020

Can the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) live up to expectations, integrating markets and overcoming fragmentation, to deliver inclusive and sustainable growth across the continent?

Listen to expert insights from IIEL's Katrin Kuhlmann, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law; President and Founder, New Markets Lab and Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat in this podcast as part of AIG's Global Trade Series.

IIEL Professor Anna Gelpern discusses debt solutions on World Bank Live

October 13, 2020

The pandemic has only aggravated debt burdens, raising concerns about debt sustainability in many lower-income countries and creating the need for a coordinated effort to strengthen debt restructuring processes.

IIEL Faculty Director research published by Brookings Institution's Economics Studies program

Sep 2, 2020

Perhaps one of the biggest open secrets in Washington, D.C. is the virtual absence of African American financial regulators in the United States government.

IIEL Director Marie Kasperek on the state of EU-US trade relations

August 17, 2020

How has the pandemic affected the world's largest trading partners? This podcast is part of the AIG Global Trade Series 2020.

IIEL Fellow Jennifer Hillman Testifies before U.S. Senate on WTO Reforms

July 29, 2020

Why should the WTO reform its Appellate body, instead of eliminating it completely? A "rules-based" system of trade, and the potential for China to overtake the U.S.' leadership position.

Research Shows Black Regulators Scarcely Chosen to Oversee Wall Street

July 28, 2020

IIEL Faculty Director, Chris Brummer joins Yahoo Finance’s Brian Cheung and Zack Guzman to discuss his new research that reveals the profound racial disparity within the top ranks of financial agencies.

UN warns against lopsided trade rules, climate change, others

July 22, 2020

Realignment of trade rules with SDG's to combat rising inequalities, climate change, and frustration with trade's role in development co-authored by IIEL's Katrin Kuhlmann.

IIEL Faculty Director Chris Brummer Reveals Near Total Exclusion of African Americans at U.S. Regulatory Agencies

July 21, 2020

Senior roles supervising Wall Street and other parts of the financial sector have gone overwhelmingly to white officials over the years—and today, only one of 21 politically appointed financial regulators at eight agencies is Black, according to new research.

Trade Policy Can Ensure Inclusive Prosperity In Wake of COVID-19

July 20, 2020

New publication featuring IIEL's Katrin Kuhlmann - Trade Policy for Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Development.

Drugs and Vaccines Are Coming—But to Whom?

May 19, 2020

IIEL Senior Fellow Jennifer Hillman on how to ensure patents don’t stand in the way of global health.

Georgetown Law Calls Attention to Looming Tax War

Feb 19, 2020

If the U.S.-European Union tax war erupts, it could hit the global economy as hard as the U.S.-China trade war that dominated headlines for the past year.

Janet Yellen and Randal Quarles at IIEL Law and Macro Conference

Since the 2008 financial crisis, a boom in legal scholarship has explored how new policy approaches could better foster economic growth and financial stability. Leading legal, financial and economic policy experts will discuss emerging themes and challenges in what could be the foundations of a new discipline focused on law and macroeconomics that brings together these new threads of scholarship..

Trump Tariffs Threaten National Security

June 1, 2018

IIEL Senior Fellow Jennifer Hillman preempts the effects of "blurring the line between economic and national security".