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Economic Policy

Everything is Political

February 28, 2014

Charles Calomiris & Stephen Haber

Bank crises are the product of governments, not market events, say Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber in their new book.

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Joseph Stiglitz's Crystal Ball

February 25, 2014

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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China’s Land Experiment

February 25, 2014

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.

Topics: Economic Policy, China, Asia | Read Article

The Folly of Economic Forecasting

February 21, 2014

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.

Topics: Economic Policy, Global Investing | Read Article

5 Bons Mots from Glenn Hubbard

March 1, 2014

Who, if anyone, can predict the future of the world economy? Glenn Hubbard, the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics and dean of Columbia Business School, separates the known from the unknowable.

Topics: United States, News Makers, Economic Policy, Europe | Read Article

Financing China’s Future

January 23, 2014

Shusong Ba

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

Topics: Economic Policy, China, Asia | Read Article

Secular Stagnation Heads South

January 22, 2014

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.

Topics: Economic Policy, Latin America | Read Article

The Great Malaise of 2014

January 7, 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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Video: The Economic Aftermath of the Arab Spring

December 11, 2013

Adnan Mazarei, Deputy Director for the Middle East and Central Asia, International Monetary Fund, illuminates the political and economic pressure points the Middle East faces today

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New Chazen Report: Corruption Still Rampant in Emerging Economies

November 11, 2013

A new survey of business leaders around the globe reveals deep suspicion about the ability of government to handle economic problems.

Topics: United States, The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Europe, Latin America, India | Read Article