Bennett Stancil

Former Research Assistant
International Economics Program



  • Article January 19, 2012
    Will Latin America Navigate the Global Headwinds?

    Contingent on the global economy’s resilience, economic trends in Latin America appear favorable. In the medium-term, however, a number of structural challenges persist.

  • Article December 22, 2011
    Happy New Year?

    With the global economy on unstable ground and little economic space remaining for additional policy support, world leaders must focus on preventing a catastrophe in Europe.

  • Article November 17, 2011
    Implications of Rising Inequality in Emerging Markets

    Plagued by high or rising inequality, the world’s largest emerging economies must preserve the pro-growth policies introduced in recent decades while improving economic and social mobility.

  • The Canned Summit
    Article November 4, 2011
    The Canned Summit

    Although Cannes provided the United States and the broader G20 with an opportunity to rescue Europe from its current economic turmoil, the G20 did not make the tough decisions necessary to end the Eurozone crisis.

  • Article October 6, 2011
    Taboos, Italy, and the Euro

    Given the severity of the challenges facing Italy today—stagnating productivity, slow growth, and rising debt—and the country’s systemic importance, it is not unreasonable to ask whether Italy should stay in the euro.

  • Is the World Economy Headed for a Double Dip?
    Article September 1, 2011
    Is the World Economy Headed for a Double Dip?

    Though the global recovery is weakening, the world economy is not likely to head back into recession unless the sovereign debt crisis in Italy and Spain intensifies.

  • Italy: Call in the G20?
    Article August 4, 2011
    Italy: Call in the G20?

    The G20 should consider a bailout of Italy, which would also serve as an intervention for the euro and euro zone itself.

  • Should Capital Flow to Poor Countries?
    Policy Outlook July 18, 2011
    Should Capital Flow to Poor Countries?

    Encouraging developing economies to import capital simply because they are poor not only ignores the economic realities surrounding international financial flows but can also be highly destabilizing and dangerous.

  • Article June 23, 2011
    The Capital Flow Conundrum

    The assumption that capital should flow from rich to poor countries is not only overly simplistic, but it also encourages developing economies to attract dangerous capital flows that they do not need and cannot absorb.

  • Article May 12, 2011
    Why Are Reserves So Big?

    The dramatic increase in official foreign exchange reserves in developing countries has prompted accusations of protectionism, but developed countries are equally to blame for the recent increase.

  • Inequality in America
    Brookings Institution Press, 2012 July 10, 2012
    Inequality in America: Facts, Trends and International Perspectives

    Tackling the worst effects of inequality requires increased investment in crucial public goods, including education, a more progressive and simplified tax system, and increased international cooperation to avoid a race to the bottom.

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