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.

OPEC and the Prisoner's Dilemma

Setting production limits helps all oil exporters, but individual members find that cheating pays
Kurt Zenz House
December 25, 2008

The End of a Gilded Age

Organizations are discovering that fewer managers and administrators result in better processes and products
Harold James
January 6, 2009

Rebalancing Sino-US Ties

US consumers must gradually reduce borrowing while China must invest in a safety net
Nayan Chanda
March 9, 2009

The Reverse Swing

A mass reverse migration of workers could prolong the bitterness that comes with economic crisis
Nayan Chanda
February 16, 2009

Made in America

“Buy American” provisions may provide job security to some, but protectionism will stunt global trade
Nayan Chanda
February 6, 2009