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.

Globalization Forces a Health-Check of US Auto Industry

Hobbled by excessive health-care costs and tough foreign competition, US manufacturers search for solutions
Susan Froetschel
February 19, 2007

America’s China Worries – Part II

Hobbled by a rising trade deficit and massive debt, Washington seeks some leverage with Beijing
Bruce Stokes
February 8, 2007

Questioning Milton Friedman’s Free Market and Freedom

Political freedoms may not flow naturally from economic freedoms
Pranab Bardhan
January 30, 2007

Hollywood in the Era of Globalization

Will Hollywood continue to thrive in today's competitive global marketplace?
Allen J. Scott
November 29, 2002

India: Emerging as Eastern or Western Power?

India can follow in the footsteps of Japan or China – or even forge its own path
Kishore Mahbubani
December 19, 2006

Relax, Democrats Might Not Be So Protectionist After All

Free-trade Democrats are not necessarily an oxymoron
Edward Gresser
November 14, 2006

Economists on the Refugee Path

Economists step up with research and proposed reforms to handle growing flows of refugees
Robert J. Shiller
January 25, 2016

How to Make Sense of Plummeting Global Markets

Global economy is reasonably sound, but investors are nervous
Neil Irwin
January 21, 2016

Analysis: Iran Deals May Not Herald Rapid Changes

Trust levels remain low
Adam Schreck
January 18, 2016

A Towering Chinese Debt Mountain Looms Over Markets

Slowing economy and $28 trillion in debt rattles global markets
Enda Curran
January 15, 2016

The New Geo-Economics

Climate agreement approved in Paris may be better for global growth than the limited Trans-Pacific Partnership
Joseph E. Stiglitz
January 11, 2016