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.

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

IMF to the Aid of Ukraine: Well-Intended, But Misguided

Ukraine struggles with separatists, protests, reforms – and an IMF debt deal on shaky ground
David R. Cameron
September 3, 2015

Worried About China? Keep Calm as Markets Return to Earth

Stock-market volatility for China and beyond signals reassessment of global risks; investors in transparent markets should not panic
David Dapice
September 1, 2015

Europe’s New Economic Divide

A key axis for Europe: free-market advocates in Western Europe ally with those in former communist countries
Chris Miller
August 27, 2015

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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

Understanding Latin America’s New Political Paradigm

Economic conditions decide elections
Ernesto Talvi
November 11, 2016

India to Replace Largest Bank Notes

The goal is to curb counterfeiting and tax evasion
Raymond Zhong
November 10, 2016

EU Agrees Screening Process for Tax Havens, Critics Cry Foul

By reducing revenues for education and health care, tax havens reinforce inequality
Francesco Guarascio
November 10, 2016

Climate Change and the Risks of Denying Inconvenient Truths

US leaders are in denial about how a warming planet will disrupt many industries
Martin Wolf
November 2, 2016

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