How much do companies benefit from corporate inversions? In this report, CBO analyzes the reasons for and effects of inversions. CBO also projects how inversions and certain other strategies will affect future U.S. corporate tax revenues.
International Trade and Finance
- Working PaperInflation, Default, and the Currency Composition of Sovereign Debt in Emerging Economies: Working Paper 2017-01
In emerging market economies, governments issue debt denominated both in their own currency and in foreign currencies. This paper examines how the use of those two types of debt affects these economies.
The United States has 14 preferential trade agreements with 20 of its trading partners. In CBO's view, the consensus among economic studies is that, all told, such agreements have had small positive effects on the U.S. economy.
CBO describes the procedures it uses to develop a market-based estimate of the cost of new U.S. commitments to the International Monetary Fund that reflects the small risk that the IMF could incur large losses.
Improving energy security—the ability of U.S. households and businesses to accommodate disruptions of supply in energy markets—requires considering policies related to the nation’s supply of and demand for oil.
- Blog Post
CBO notes that there is no identifiable "tipping point" of debt relative to the nation’s output that would indicate that a fiscal crisis is likely or imminent. However, the ratio of federal debt to GDP is climbing into unfamiliar territory.