Opening Minds and Doors in the Global Marketplace

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.

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Shaping the Discourse on Global Issues

The Chazen Institute draws on the expertise of world-class faculty members and business leaders to help shape the thinking and discourse on major global business issues. It sponsors and provides support for major research with significant cross-border implications.

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Engage with Recognized Business Leaders

The Chazen Institute sponsors a robust schedule of speakers and panels, including the Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speak Forum, which focuses on China’s economy and business practices, and the Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum, which offers perspectives on India.

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Thought Leadership Around the World

The Chazen Institute works in partnership with foundations, corporations, and educational institutions worldwide to bring Columbia Business School’s thought leadership and proprietary scholarship to business leaders around the world.

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Winter study tours are announced in May; spring tours are announced in October. Check our study tour page for updates.

Alumni are welcome at most of the events we sponsor. Alumni can also learn another language through the Chazen Language Program. Be sure to sign up for the Chazen Institute email list on the alumni website to receive notification of upcoming events.

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Chazen Global Insights

It's Time to Reform International Taxation

Taxing subsidiaries of international corporations as separate entities isn’t working

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Europe's Attack on Greek Democracy

It’s not about the money, says Columbia Business School’s resident Nobel laureate. It’s about forcing Greece to buckle under.

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Modi's Whirlwind First Year

Arun Jaitley, Narenda Modi’s first lieutenant, describes how far India has come — and what still needs to be done.

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Europe’s Last Act?

The euro was supposed to strengthen Europe. But it has had the opposite effect.

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Greece, Argentina, and the Middle-Income Trap

Aside from an established tradition of bad macroeconomics, what do Greece and Argentina have in common? They are the world’s longest-held captives of the middle-income trap.

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How Learning Creates Growth

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald explain how the key to economic innovation and prosperity lies within each of us — and within entire societies. The two were awarded the Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing

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The Flaws in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

It's not a partnership of equals, and it's not a free-trade agreement.

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The United States and China: An Unsustainable Codependency

A preeminent economist says both of the world's largest economies need to rebalance. Or else...

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Get Ahead with “Idea Networking”

When opportunity takes too long to arrive, go out and find it

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CBS students: Bid for upcoming Chazen travel during fall bidding starting July 16th. Classes include August block week in China and winter to Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Tunisia.
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Video of the recent talk by Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India, at Columbia Business School, is now online.
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Have you checked out our new India Business Initiative? We've got news, commentaries and research.
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Congrats to Chazen Senior Scholar William Duggan on the publication of his new book “The 7th Sense.” Read an excerpt >

In the News

July 28, 2015

China’s Walled-Off Economy
Chazen Institute Director Wei Jiang comments on the China stock market’s integration with the rest of the world for the Wall Street Journal
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June 19, 2015

Can India’s Economy Reach Optimum Capacity?
Richard Quest of CNN sat down with Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India, following Jaitley’s talk for the India Business Initiative at the Chazen Institute.
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May 19, 2015

Nonsensical Accusations of Protectionism through Currency Manipulation
Chazen Senior Scholar Charles W. Calomiris debunks a common misconception in an op-ed for Forbes
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May 3, 2015

Student Travel to Cuba
Stephan Meier highlights Chazen study tours in an article in Financial Times.
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April 14, 2015

Jan Švejnar wins IZA Prize in Labor Economics
Chazen Senior Scholar Jan Švejnar wins the 2105 IZA prize in labor economics for his work on issues in labor, development, and the transition from socialist to market economies.
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April 2, 2015

India’s growth could outstrip China’s
Former Chazen director Shang-Jin Wei outlines China’s future growth in this feature article in China Daily
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March 23, 2015

Dollar’s Rise No Reason to Rethink Basic Fed Objectives
It may not actually be bad news that the dollar is strengthening, says Chazen Senior Scholar Emi Nakamura in an op-ed for The New York Times
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March 2, 2015

Is Global Reflation Pushing Equities Higher?
Charles W. Calomiris, a Chazen Senior Scholar, discusses investment strategy and the outlook for the global economy on Bloomberg Television.
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February 18, 2015

A Muddle of Mixed Messages from the Fed
Charles W. Calomiris analyzes the latest signals from the US Federal Reserve in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal (subscription required).
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February 6, 2015

Disposing of Ill-Gotten Gains
When a company makes money illegally, should the proceeds be given to charity? John C. Coffee, a Chazen Senior Scholar, weighs in for The New York Times.
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January 29. 2015

The Ultimate Field Trip for a Columbia Business School Student
Linda Chew '15 details her experience on a Chazen Study Tour to South Africa for The Globe and Mail
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January 22, 2015

The Next Energy Revolution
Elke Weber, a Chazen Senior Scholar, tells the Washington Post why the next big change in energy won’s be wind or solar — it will be in our brains
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January 9, 2015

Greece’s Next Crisis
Charles W. Calomiris, a Chazen Senior Scholar, traces the effects of reversing reforms just as they begin, in his op-ed for The Boston Globe
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December 17, 2014

US Companies Consider the Possibilities of Cuban Trade
Chazen Senior Scholar Stephan Meier mentions Chazen Study Tours in this Wall Street Journal article (subscription required).
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December 15, 2014

What’s Old Is New: Deposit Insurance in China
On the deposit insurance front, it’s questionable how much China can learn from an early guarantee program as it prepares to roll out its plan next year to safeguarding bank accounts up to 500,000 yuan ($81,000), said Charles Calomiris, a Chazen Senior Scholar and Columbia Business School professor
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October 13, 2014

4 Money Moves to Outsmart Your Brain
The research of Chazen Senior Scholar Sheena Iyengar is featured on
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September 21, 2014

Panagariya on Modi’s Next Moves
Coverage of Chazen Senior Scholar Arvind Panagariya’s comments at a Chazen event on the new Modi administration are covered in the Economic Times of India
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September 16, 2014

Is Globalization in Retreat?
Chazen Senior Scholar Jan Svejnar is quoted in this New York Times article
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August 11, 2014

“Fragile by Design” nominated for FT honor
Chazen Senior Scholar Charles Calomiris’ book is one of 16 finalists for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year
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