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.

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

Timor-Leste: Lessons of a Failing State?

Timor-Leste, struggling since independence in 2002, cannot take international generosity for granted
Loro Horta
May 22, 2014

Renminbi Undervalued? Think Again

China resists further currency appreciation to remain competitive in manufacturing and job creation
Farok J. Contractor
May 8, 2014

Differing Approaches to Immigration on Two Sides of the Atlantic

Fierce opposition to immigration festers in US and Europe – the US political backlash will be less severe
Michael Mandelbaum
April 24, 2014

World Population Trends Signal Dangers Ahead

Governments must prepare for diverse rates of fertility, urbanization and aging population – all happening simultaneously
Barry Mirkin
April 3, 2014

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The Complexity of Inequality

It’s time to end negative and zero interest rates
Michael Heise
December 13, 2016

China Set to Rescue Australia Economy at Just the Right Time

An increase in commodity prices bodes well for the future
Michael Heath
December 9, 2016

What the Latest Standardized School Tests Tell Us

Education contributes to economic prosperity for individuals and societies
Karin Klein
December 9, 2016

Foreign Companies Face New Clampdown for Getting Money Out of China

New controls could speed up withdrawals and deter foreign investment
James T. Areddy and Lingling Wei
December 8, 2016

Italy Sinks Into Political Limbo as Defeat Sweeps Renzi Away

But Austria election shows support for the EU
John Follain and Chiara Albanese
December 5, 2016

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