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.

A Flat World Gets Bumpy With Globalization in Retreat

World leaders blame open borders for economic woes, trying protectionist controls rather than reducing inequality
David Dapice
March 24, 2016

The World Is Stuck With Persistent Stagnation

The United States, Europe and China slowly follow Japan’s economy with low growth and stagnation
Stephen Roach
March 3, 2016

Worries Over China’s Slowdown Drive Global Markets

Frugality and risk-taking in Chinese culture make for heady mix – and gyrations for global markets
Farok J. Contractor
January 21, 2016

The World Wary as US Federal Reserve Declares End to Debt Crisis

Federal Reserve lifted interest rates for first time since 2007, aiming for normalization; emerging markets may struggle
Chris Miller
January 5, 2016

Can Paris Reconcile Political and Economic Interests to Combat Climate Change?

Politics, not economics, curtails smart investments to prevent climate change
David Dapice
December 10, 2015

China’s New Economic Plan Tackles the Rebalancing Puzzle

China’s new Five-Year Plan could inspire citizen confidence with focus on social safety net and quality growth
Stephen S. Roach
November 10, 2015

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The Complexity of Inequality

It’s time to end negative and zero interest rates
Michael Heise
December 13, 2016

China Set to Rescue Australia Economy at Just the Right Time

An increase in commodity prices bodes well for the future
Michael Heath
December 9, 2016

What the Latest Standardized School Tests Tell Us

Education contributes to economic prosperity for individuals and societies
Karin Klein
December 9, 2016

Foreign Companies Face New Clampdown for Getting Money Out of China

New controls could speed up withdrawals and deter foreign investment
James T. Areddy and Lingling Wei
December 8, 2016

Italy Sinks Into Political Limbo as Defeat Sweeps Renzi Away

But Austria election shows support for the EU
John Follain and Chiara Albanese
December 5, 2016

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