The global economy thrives on globalization and the increasing interdependence of finance, production, consumption and trade. Such integration has reduced poverty, yet varying national policies along with ever-increasing speed of transactions and market news have also contributed to imbalances, both among nations and within. Regulations often do not keep pace in managing cross-border debt, foreign direct investment, corporate practices, tax codes or economic bubbles. The eurozone crisis and the US subprime mortgage crisis have demonstrated that one nation’s problems and panic can spread like wildfire. Nations must combine a competitive spirit with cooperation to achieve stable economic growth and sustainable prosperity.

Worries About the World Economy for 2014

Growth limps along, at an uneven pace, as governments tackle big problems with uncertainty
David Dapice
December 20, 2013

Global Experts Still Need Local Knowledge

International organizations must avoid getting caught up in sweeping generalizations
Pranab Bardhan
December 12, 2013

Shale Energy No Quick Solution

US shale energy boom may be unsustainable and not easy to replicate elsewhere
Deepak Gopinath
September 3, 2013

Slowdown in China Isn’t Bad News

China’s economy could slow to 4 percent – what matters is how leaders handle this
Michael Pettis
August 13, 2013

Iran’s Mounting Malaise

Inept policies, religious pressure add to poverty, poor health and cross-border challenges
Jamsheed K. Choksy
August 6, 2013

Low Fertility Rates – Just a Phase?

Government policies must adjust to sharp worldwide decline in fertility rates
Michael S. Teitelbaum, Jay Winter
July 9, 2013


Asia Needs to Spell Out Changes They Want in International Monetary System

Ongoing criticisms without constructive proposals will go ignored
Barry Eichengreen
October 31, 2016

Europe Worries Portugal Is Prone to a Debt-Crisis Relapse

Austerity may have merit after all
Patricia Kowsmann
October 26, 2016

Brexit’s Big Winner? It Could Be New York City

London’s bankers may give up on Europe altogether
David Francis
October 21, 2016

Green Sovereign Bonds: Tactical Moves on an Emerging Market

Early entrants in this market will set the rules
October 20, 2016

Warming Russia-Turkey Relations Send a Chill Through Ukraine

Geopolitics of pipelines are shaking up Europe
Fred Weir
October 18, 2016