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.

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

Live Longer, Consume Less: Recipe for Slow Growth

Longer life expectancy, uncertainty, environmental awareness are among five behaviors that reduce consumer spending
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
October 20, 2015

Xi-Obama Summit: Bridging the Trust Deficit in US-China Ties?

China and the US face many complex issues; the challenge is not letting one overwhelm the relationship
Robert A. Manning
September 29, 2015

Seeking Safety Abroad: The Hidden Story in China’s FDI Statistics

The Chinese prefer investing overseas; dummy companies may ease transfers and devalue renminbi
Farok J. Contractor
September 10, 2015

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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

British Icons Cash in on China's Day of Sales Madness

“Singles Day” transforms the economic and cultural calculus of online spending
November 14, 2016

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