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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Five Years in Limbo

October 31, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, no one in the United States or Europe can claim that prosperity has returned, says Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel Laureate and University Professor at Columbia University.

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Revoking America’s Exorbitant Privilege

October 16, 2013

Jose Antonio Ocampo

The global economy has at its center a dysfunctional political regime that generates recurrent threats of default on the world’s major reserve asset, says the former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs.

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Women and the World Economy

November 3, 2013

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, says the glass ceiling is only part of the gender inequality problem. The broader question: do women have the same opportunities to participate in labor markets in the first place?

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