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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The Chazen Institute does not have members; most of our programs are open to anyone. All current students and faculty receive our mailings.


Email us at chazen@columbia.edu, or call 212-854-4750. Our mailing address is Columbia Business School, 3022 Broadway, Uris Hall 2M2, New York, NY 10027. Our fax number is 212-851-9509.


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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

Is Australia on the Wrong Track?

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended many of his government’s reforms by invoking the American model of cutbacks on spending.

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Beyond China: Where Asian Growth Is

For investors and deal-makers, there is ample opportunity beyond China and India said Changyong Rhee of the IMF at a recent Chazen Institute event.

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Creating a Learning Society

Virtually every government policy, intentionally or not, has direct and indirect effects on learning, says Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz

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India's New Prime Minister: What Needs to Happen Now

Two Columbia University professors who are authors of a new award-winning book discuss what's at stake.

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Tunisia's Fight for Democracy

The new Prime Minister explains how revolution is leading to freedom and a country of laws.

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Turkey's Hot-Money Problem

Ongoing financial volatility in emerging economies is fueling debate about whether the so-called “Fragile Five” — Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey — should be viewed as victims of their excessive integration into global financial markets.

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Reforming China's State-Market Balance

Many of China’s problems today stem from too much market and too little government, says Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz.

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One Europe, One Banking System

Could it happen? What are the benefits and obstacles? Two prominent Euro economists go head-to-head.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Registration open for Chazen language classes until Sept. 9.
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Sept. 4: Chazen Institute info session for CBS students. 12:30 p.m., Uris 307. No registration necessary.

Sept. 9: Information session for CBS students interested in organizing a Winter Study Tour. 12:30 p.m., Uris 142. No registration necessary.

Sept. 9: “Government is Broken, and Big Business Needs to Help Fix It” featuring The Economist Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait. Get more information and register >

Sept. 15: “What the Modi Government Must Do to Transform India Into a Modern Economy” with Arvind Panagariya
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In the News

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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August 1, 2014

When It’s Good to Have Bad Choices
Chazen Senior Scholar Sheena Iyengar's research is featured in The New Yorker: "When It's Bad to Have Good Choices."
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June 10, 2014

The Promise of Modinomics in India
Chazen Senior Scholar Arvind Pangariya explains how the new prime minister can bring back growth.
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June 9, 2014

We Don't Hate Change, But Change Hates Us
All new technology spreads at a breakneck pace, right? Wrong, according to research by Chazen Senior Scholar Eric Verhoogen featured on National Public Radio.
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April 28, 2014

How Automation Fell Flat in the World’s Soccer-Ball Capital
The research of Chazen Senior Scholars Amit Khandelwal and Eric Verhoogen is featured in a Wall Street Journal article on Pakistan’s soccer ball industry
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April 27, 2014

The Risks and Rewards of High-Frequency Trading
“We’ve been transitioning, and the computers won," Chazen Senior Scholar Charles Jones tells The Christian Science Monitor.
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April 16, 2014

Arianna Huffington on the Struggle to Find Work-Life Balance
Fast Company dissects Huffington’s talk at Columbia Business School.
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