Articles by Carter Dougherty

Carter Dougherty is the senior international economics writer at the International Business Times, where he reports on global economic developments with a particular focus on government policy. Most recently, he was a reporter for Bloomberg News, where he established league-leading coverage of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created in response to the economic crisis.

He also worked in Europe for The New York Times, where he played a role in the award-winning coverage of the global financial and economic crisis of 2008 and 2009. A longtime student of Germany, Dougherty also worked for the German daily Die Welt in Berlin, and followed his wife, a public health specialist to central Africa, where he wrote for The Boston Globe, Newsweek and The Economist about the Congo War and the crisis in Darfur.

Dougherty grew up in Ohio and Michigan, graduated from Kalamazoo College and earned a master's degree in modern European history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is based in Washington, DC, where he spends his free time on his children, running, bourbon, home renovations and the family flock of backyard chickens.


All Bets Were Off

Gamblers who predicted a result in favor of continued British membership in the EU missed the signs that undecided voters would break for a Brexit.

Odds Say Britain Will Stay

Betting markets show a break in favor of "remain" in the European Union ahead of Thursday’s British referendum on European Union membership.

Bettors Are At Odds With Brexit

Opinion polls may show Britons are ready to abandon the European Union, but betting markets tell a different story — and they have a better track record.
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China Clears Way For Cloud Computing

China has little to show in the way of a data storage and analysis. But big ideas are hard to write off, especially when the Communist Party backs them.

From Brexit To Swexit

Swedes like the European Union with the British inside it, so if the Brits vote to leave June 23, sentiment in the Scandinavian country for staying could change dramatically.

Brazil Faces A Tough Road To Growth

Investors cheered the first step in impeaching Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, but a government headed by Vice President Michel Temer won’t have it easy.

Brazil’s Unnatural Disaster

Brazil was booming in 2009 when Rio de Janeiro won its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now the country is gripped by political scandal and facing its worst recession since the 1930s.

Europe: The New Japan?

This week's stimulus moves by the European Central Bank could steer the continent toward Japan-style stagnation, critics say.

How Brexit Would Imperil UK’s Economy

The U.K. government says recasting Britain’s international trade deals after leaving the European Union would lead to uncertainty and costs, a point independent experts validate.