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Predictions for 2017

A tumultuous 2016 culminated in a political earthquake: the election of Donald Trump. Will the upheaval continue in the year to come? 
Writing for Bloomberg, Satyajit Das says that Trump’s proposals sound big, but aren’t actually going to change much for the economy as a whole.

Former treasury secretary Larry Summers and the Eurasia Group see a stock bubble and additional political shifts from elections in Europe as possible sources of chaos. 

And the FT sees economies performing above expectations—unless Trump throws a wrench into global trade.

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Beth Comstock
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President and Co-Founder, Meehan Combs

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Helen Siu
Professor of Anthropology, Yale University

Katherine Rae
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Arthur  Campbell
Arthur Campbell
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Professor of Finance