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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?

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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.

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Acemoglu Talks Turkey

May 11, 2013

One of the world’s most noted economists — and coauthor of the prize-winning bestseller “Why Nations Fail” — offers an insider’s view of a turbulent region.

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A Global Solution to Monetary Policies

April 11, 2013

Jose Antonio Ocampo

What helps the United States can hurt emerging markets. José Antonio Ocampo, former under-secretary-general of the United Nations, argues for a unified approach that will benefit everyone.

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

Japan's Three Economic Arrows

April 9, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz argues that Japan could become one of the few rays of light in an otherwise gloomy advanced-economy landscape.

Topics: Economic Policy, Asia | Read Article