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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.




Reforming China’s State-Market Balance
Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz says many of China’s problems today stem from too much market and too little government. Read the op-ed.

News Makers

Lessons from Portugal
Former Finance Minister Vítor Gaspar opens up about his resignation last summer and the hope he still holds for his economically challenged country. Read the Q&A.


Why China’s GDP Will Double in 10 Years
Reports of China’s imminent demise are greatly exaggerated, says Shang-Jin Wei, the NT Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy and the director of the Chazen Institute. Read the article.

global risk

World Markets: It’s Sink or Swim
Jacob Frenkel, chairman of JPMorgan Chase International, casts a worried eye over the world economy’s future and offers lessons learned from his tenure as governor of the Bank of Israel. Read his comments.


Joseph Stiglitz’s Crystal Ball
Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University, holds forth on what economists can predict — and when they should keep their mouths shut. Read the article.

The Economy

5 Bons Mots from Glenn Hubbard
The dean of Columbia Business School separates the known from the unknowable about the future of the world economy. Read his quotes.

Public Policy

China’s Land Experiment
Government land requisitions are giving way — slowly — to individual property rights in China, says Qiren Zhou, professor of economics at Peking University. Read the article.

Your Career

Please Don’t Network
Those endless coffee chats and get-togethers can be so exhausting. Mary Ann Casati, a founding partner of Circle Financial Group in New York, offers a better, more genuine way to widen your professional circle. Read her tips.


Registration now open for the Eccles Speaker Forum: “Why Growth Matters,” a conversation on economic growth in India with Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya. May 17, 7:30 p.m., Low Library. Learn more and register.

View photos and video of Arianna Huffington’s sold-out appearance at Columbia Business School.

Watch the top economic minds of our time — including Glenn Hubbard, Joseph Stiglitz, and Shang-Jin Wei — spar with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose. View the video or download an edited eight-page transcript.

Not all housing bubbles are the same, says Chazen Faculty Director Shang-Jin Wei in this op-ed.

Chazen Faculty Director Shang-Jin Wei explains how changes in land-use laws could turn Chinese farmers into investors and entrepreneurs. (Subscription required.)

Charles Calomiris, a Chazen Senior Scholar, explains “Why Banking Systems Succeed — and Fail” in the Nov.–Dec. issue of Foreign Affairs