Economic Policy

Five Years in Limbo

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Joseph E. Stiglitz |  |  October 31, 2013
Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, no one can claim that prosperity has returned
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Revoking America’s Exorbitant Privilege

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Jose Antonio Ocampo |  October 16, 2013
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

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Christine Lagarde |  November 3, 2013
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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Emerging Markets: Nirvana Lost

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Andres Velasco |  October 10, 2013
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.
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East Asia's Lessons for Africa

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Joseph E. Stiglitz |  October 15, 2013
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
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Long Live China's Boom

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Justin Yifu Lin |  August 16, 2013
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.
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The Changing of the Monetary Guard

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Joseph E. Stiglitz |  August 16, 2013

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

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Alfred Gusenbauer |  June 27, 2013
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.
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Hopes and False Hopes in China's Interest Rate Reform

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Shang-Jin Wei |  June 27, 2013
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.
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What the Trade Numbers Hide

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Shang-Jin Wei |  May 6, 2013
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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