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.

All Eyes on Africa

The US is among many nations courting a confident Africa on aid, trade and natural resources
J. Peter Pham
August 14, 2014

Wakeup Call for Europe

Europe fails to deliver opportunity, and a lost generation is in the making
Philippe Legrain
August 5, 2014

The Tale of Two Middle Classes

Asia’s middle classes, poor by US or EU standards, are globalization’s winners
Branko Milanovic
July 31, 2014

From the Unipolar Moment to a Multiplex World

New World order emerges, one that requires cooperation and ability to build regional ties
Amitav Acharya
July 3, 2014

The New Casinos – Emerging Markets

New casinos? Wall Street re-labeled developing nations as emerging markets for investors
Anthony Rowley
July 1, 2014

Inequality and the Nature of Capital: A Reminder to Economists

Developing nations are well versed on inequality – Piketty book neglects the role of natural capital
Chandran Nair
June 17, 2014

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Abenomics: What Japan’s Economic Experiment Can Teach the Rest of the World

Does fiscal expansion delay structural reforms?
August 16, 2016

We’re in a Low-Growth World. How Did We Get Here?

Some economic trends are not readily apparent as they unfold
Neil Irwin
August 8, 2016

Consumers Unlikely to Rescue China's Sputtering Economy

Many Chinese households balk at taking on more debt
Huang Zhilong
August 2, 2016

A Brief History of (In)equality

The problem has multiple sources and no easy solutions
J. Bradford DeLong
July 28, 2016

With Globalization in Danger, G-20 Double Down on a Defense

Countries were already enacting policies to spread benefits of globalization and growth
July 26, 2016

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