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.

Despite Rhetoric, Offshoring Won’t Stop

A global recession is the time for outsourcing some tasks and reducing costs as well as anxiety
Dinesh C. Sharma
March 9, 2009

Global Crisis Spurs Long-Needed Change in China

Diversifying China’s economy into the services arena could serve a global good
David Dollar
February 20, 2009

Is Protectionism Unavoidable?

Political compulsion could overcome economic prudence but coordination among countries may limit damage
Jeffrey E. Garten
February 6, 2009

Union in Crisis

Playing a blame game, scared European governments seem ready to throw weaker members out of the lifeboat
Jonathan Fenby
February 16, 2009

US and China: Grappling Over Economic Rescue – Part I

China’s coupon schemes, aimed at boosting domestic consumer spending, ignite heated debate
Xu Sitao
January 30, 2009

US Recession: Spend Now, Save Later

Stimulus to create jobs now is essential, but only saving will rebalance the economy
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
February 11, 2009


The Route of the Problem

Modern infrastructure could revitalize India’s economy
Nayan Chanda
February 25, 2013

The Rise of the Robots

Governments should develop new policies as countries run out of jobs
Robert Skidelsky
February 21, 2013

Will China Ever Be No. 1?

China could be biding time, waiting for technological superiority
Graham Allison, Robert D. Blackwill
February 20, 2013

WNSA: “We’d Rather Be Called Re-Emerging Powers”

Global governance cannot afford blind spots
February 18, 2013

Heading South?

Egypt’s economy in quagmire – in need of quick reform and citizen support
Niveen Wahish
February 15, 2013