Brookings Today, 4/10/14

A roundup of some of the content published today by Brookings.

  • Big data. Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West argue that “big data can find patterns that we could never find with conventional approaches” in response to a recent op-ed by Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis that expressed doubts.

  • International monetary cooperation. David Wessel reviews Raghuram Rajan’s call for better international coordination around central banking policy.

  • Circumstances vs. character in childhood development. Richard V. Reeves and Kimberly Howard comment on Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir’s new book Scarcity.

  • More on Ukraine. Ariana Rowberry examines the newfound relevance Vienna Document and the Open Skies Treaty have provided during the current Ukraine crisis.

Mingwei Ma contributed to this post.