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Road to the White House: what's at stake in the US election

Thinkpiece 85

Publication date:

20 July 2012

Last updated:

22 September 2017


Policy and Public Affairs

The world will be watching as Americans go to the polls on November 6th. The battle between present incumbent, Barack Obama and challenger, Mitt Romney promises to be close. Whatever the result, the consequences will be felt all over the world and not just in the US.

In this Thinkpiece, Ana Catalano Weeks (Harvard University) considers some of the policy topics that will play an important role in deciding the winner and that will be of global significance to those in insurance and financial services.

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