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This report presents essays by distinguished economic experts E. Gerald Corrigan, Sir Callum McCarthy, and Naoki Tanaka. The authors shared their regional perspectives on the causes and effects of the current global economic crisis at the Trilateral Commission’s 2010 plenary meeting in Dublin. Setting the stage for their discussion on monetary policy and economic activity was an informal but incisive conversation between Paul Volcker and Bill Emmott, the transcript of which is included in this report.


• A Conversation — Paul A. Volcker and Bill Emmott

• A View from North America — E. Gerald Corrigan

• A View from Europe — Sir Callum McCarthy

• A View from Pacific Asia — Naoki Tanaka

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