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You Say You Want a Revolution

September 17, 2014

Sharon Kahn

Government — and democracy — is in crisis. So said John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist, in a recent talk titled “Government is Broken, and Big Business Needs to Help Fix It.” The talk was sponsored by the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business and moderated by Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School.

Topics: United States, The Middle-Income Trap, News Makers, Economic Policy | Read Article

New! The Best of Chazen Global Insights on Asia

September 15, 2014

A new publication collects the most popular thought leadership on Asia from Columbia Business School.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Global Investing | Read Article

Joseph Stiglitz Responds to Thomas Piketty

September 4, 2014

Columbia University's resident Nobel laureate weighs in on Thomas Piketty's influential — and controversial — book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.”

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy | Read Article

Beyond China: Where Asian Growth Is

June 23, 2014

Sharon Kahn

For investors and deal-makers, there is ample opportunity beyond China and India. Changyong Rhee of the IMF identifies the upside and the risk.

Topics: Economic Policy, China, Asia, Global Investing | Read Article

Creating a Learning Society

June 3, 2014

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Virtually every government policy, intentionally or not, has direct and indirect effects on learning. Developing countries where policymakers are cognizant of these effects are more likely to close the knowledge gap that separates them from the more developed countries.

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India Has New Government. Now What?

May 19, 2014

Sharon Kahn

Newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he’ll embrace policies of growth and help India revitalize its future. Two Columbia University professors who are authors of a new award-winning book discussed what's at stake at a recent Chazen Institute event.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy, Asia, India, Global Investing | Read Article

Tunisia's Fight for Democracy

April 8, 2014

Sharon Kahn

The new Prime Minister explains how revolution is leading to freedom and a country of laws. Next up: Free elections and the beginnings of prosperity.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

Turkey's Hot-Money Problem

April 4, 2014

Bilge Erten and José Antonio Ocampo

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.

Topics: Economic Policy, Europe | Read Article

Why China's GDP Will Double in 10 Years

March 7, 2014

Yes, it’s true: 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.

Topics: Economic Policy, China, Global Investing | Read Article

World Markets: It's Sink or Swim

March 7, 2014

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.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy, Global Investing | Read Article