The Chazen Institute supports, sponsors, and promotes thought leadership and frontier research on issues of significance to the global economy and business, and serves as the focal point for international programs and initiatives at Columbia Business School.
In Government We Don’t Trust
A new survey of business leaders around the globe reveals deep suspicion about the ability of governments to handle their economic problems. Download the report.
Women and the World Economy
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, says the glass ceiling is only part of the gender inequality problem. The bigger issue: women's access to labor markets at all levels. Read her op-ed.
Emerging Markets: Nirvana Lost
For emerging markets, nirvana is over; but, in some cases, their citizens have no inkling of the suffering that may be upon them, says Andres Velasco, the former finance minister of Chile and a visiting professor at Columbia University. Read the op-ed.
How GE Does Business in China
GE China’s CEO comes clean about partnering with SOEs, protecting intellectual capital, and the value of home-grown talent. Read the Q&A.
Four Things You Thought You Knew About Africa
The world’s largest continent has a reputation as a place of spotty governance and unreliable infrastructure. But there are pockets of progress that represent real opportunity for forward-thinking investors. Read the report.
Save More, Find a Wife
Chazen director Shang-Jin Wei offers a theory that may help explain savings patterns in China, India, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, and other economies that have experienced a dramatic increase in the ratio of men versus women. Download the paper.
Steer Your Global Career
Being a generalist doesn't cut it anymore — not according to our panel of experts. Learn which skills and experience international firms want most from their incoming managers. Read the tips.