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.

Europe Faces Globalization – Part II

Denmark invests in an adaptable workforce, thus reducing fear of change
Bruce Stokes
May 18, 2006

Transcript of “The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences”

Transcript of Nayan Chanda's interview with Louis Uchitelle, economics writer for “The New York Times”
May 30, 2006

Battle Over Steel Exposes Europe’s Globalization Dilemma

Avoiding takeover by Mittal, Europe’s leading steelmaker could jump out of the frying pan into the fire
Jonathan Fenby
June 1, 2006

East Asia’s Troubled Waters – Part I

History aside, Chinese-Japanese conflict now plays out over gas and oil reserves in the East China Sea
Wenran Jiang
April 25, 2006

The US and China: Friends or Foes? – Part II

With a booming economy, China takes steps to spread its wealth
Daniel H. Rosen
April 20, 2006

Greece's Referendum: The Price of Five Years of Cowardice

Leaders throughout Europe must face voters and admit that billions of taxpayer funds have vanished
Christian Rickens
July 1, 2015

Greece’s Banks Give Eurozone Peers Glimpse Into Abyss

Standoff between Greece and European Central Bank batter global markets
Paul J. Davies
June 29, 2015

If Greece Defaults, Imagine Argentina, But Much Worse

Greece has many cross-border obligations
James B. Stewart
June 26, 2015

The Blue Amazon

Brazil’s soft power in Africa hardens to assert influence across the Atlantic and protect natural resources
Nathan Thompson and Robert Mugah
June 24, 2015

IMF Study on Debt Reduction: What It Says, What It Doesn't

Nations may best decide to pay down debt on case-by-case basis
William G. Gale and Diane Lim
June 24, 2015