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.

Divergence Grows Between China and the West – Part I

The rest of the world fails to appreciate China’s concerns over its own domestic challenges
Xu Sitao
December 18, 2008

Mortgages May Be Toxic, But US Treasuries Appear a Safe Haven

Interventions to stem the financial crisis seem to increase foreign creditors’ trust in US government
Ashok Bardhan
December 16, 2008


Stop the Great Firewall of America

Congressional plans for the internet would stifle speech, innovation and freedom
Rebecca MacKinnon
November 25, 2011

Europe Short on Cash as Bond Fears Deepen

Global investors view government debt as high risk
Stefan Kaiser
November 23, 2011

How Walmart Is Changing China

The company urges suppliers to go green for the bottom line
Orville Schell
November 23, 2011

The Magic of Diasporas

Sensible immigration policies are job creators
November 23, 2011

Latin America: Shift in Direction Fuels Growth Across Continent

Increased trade with Asia spurs growth in Latin America
John Paul Rathbone
November 21, 2011