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Global Insights: Forum Highlights
February 25, 2014

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.

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Global Insights: Forum Highlights
February 25, 2014

China’s Land Experiment

Sharon Kahn

Government land requisitions are giving way — slowly— to individual property rights in China. Qiren Zhou, professor of economics at Peking University, fills in the blanks at the recent N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture.

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Global Insights: Perspective
February 24, 2014

China’s Mutual Fund Difference

Mary Wadsworth Darby

Tony Zhang, winner of Morningstar’s China Equity Fund of the Year Award in 2013, opens up about the industry’s rocky start in China — and why its troubles may be a thing of the past.

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Global Insights: In Their Own Words
February 21, 2014

The Folly of Economic Forecasting

How much is too much? At a Global Economic Forum, sponsored by the Chazen Institute in February 2014, Ruchir Sharma of Morgan Stanley drew the boundary between sensible predictions and pure guesswork when looking at economic trends.

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Global Insights: Forum Highlights
February 11, 2014

Predicting (or Not) the Future of the World Economy

One old saying among finance wonks is it’s easier to predict the past than it is the future. Some of the world’s leading economists spar with the editor of Foreign Affairs to attempt to do both.

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Global Insights: In Their Own Words
January 22, 2014

Please Don’t Network

Sharon Kahn

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.

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Global Insights: Analysis
January 23, 2014

Financing China’s Future

Shusong Ba

China’s rapid urbanization strategy requires a financing system that can keep up. So far, the evidence isn't promising.

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Global Insights: In Their Own Words
January 22, 2014

Secular Stagnation Heads South

Andres Velasco

The concept du jour in US policy debates posits that the United States (and perhaps other advanced economies) has entered a long period of anemic GDP growth. Now, stagnation may also be coming to Latin America.

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Global Insights: In Their Own Words
January 07, 2014

The Great Malaise of 2014

Joseph E. Stiglitz

There’s not much to cheer about in the new year, says Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz. He offers a rundown of where the bright spots are in a mostly gloomy global economy in the months and years ahead.

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