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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Is the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Too Big To Succeed?

Proposed deal confronts scrutiny amid worries about farm prices, climate change and food safety
David Francis
September 19, 2016

A Giant Problem

Global corporations pose threat to new ventures and competition
September 19, 2016

US Economy: Citizenship for Sale

EB-5 visas are reserved for investors who invest $500,000 and create 10 jobs in targeted areas
Kara Scannell
September 14, 2016

The World Comes to a Tiny Town: Eastport’s Lesson in Globalization

Maine town juggles trade with China, the EU and Turkey
James Fallows
September 12, 2016

Africa’s Economic Potential Hit Hard by Gender Inequality

Lack of opportunities for girls and women holds Africa back from higher GDP
Amy Copley
September 12, 2016

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