You are here

Economic Policy

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.

Topics: United States, Economic Policy, Europe, Global Investing | Read Article

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.

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

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?

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

Emerging Markets: Nirvana Lost

October 10, 2013

Andres Velasco

For emerging markets, nirvana is over; but, in some cases, their citizens have no inkling of the suffering that may be upon them, says the former finance minister of Chile and a visiting professor at Columbia University.

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

East Asia's Lessons for Africa

October 15, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

While the rest of the world obsesses over Europe’s economic travails, America’s political paralysis, and the growth slowdown in China and other emerging markets, there remains a region — Sub-Saharan Africa — where poverty is almost the rule, not the exception

Topics: Economic Policy, Asia, Africa | Read Article

Long Live China's Boom

August 16, 2013

Justin Yifu Lin

China’s expansion has slowed dramatically, but the former chief economist for the World Bank argues that the growth spurt isn’t over just yet.

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

The Changing of the Monetary Guard

August 16, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Leaders at many central banks are departing to mixed reviews. Can their successors chart a new course?

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy | Read Article

The Transatlantic Free-Trade Imperative

June 27, 2013

Alfred Gusenbauer

The former chancellor of Austria lays out a case for a free-trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. The barrier: many Europeans tend to overemphasize risk when assessing opportunities.

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

Hopes and False Hopes in China's Interest Rate Reform

June 27, 2013

Shang-Jin Wei

The Chinese central bank has recently hinted that it will quicken the pace of interest rate reforms. But more is needed to make the country’s economy truly market-determined, says Shang-Jin Wei.

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

What the Trade Numbers Hide

May 6, 2013

Shang-Jin Wei

Everything isn’t what it seems when it comes to trade imbalances. Chazen Director Shang-Jin Wei looks behind the numbers.

Topics: Economic Policy | Read Article