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Economic Policy

Outsourcing to China: Yea or Nay?

October 17, 2012

Betsy Wiesendanger

Outsourcing to — and investing in — China is a hot topic in the US presidential debates. Here's what the research says.

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

The Trouble with QE3

October 11, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

A Nobel laureate takes issue with the latest round of quantitative easing.

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

From Resource Curse to Blessing

August 13, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

New discoveries of natural resources in several African countries raise an important question: Will these windfalls be a blessing that brings prosperity and hope, or a political and economic curse?

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, Africa | Read Article

China, the Game-Changer

June 25, 2012

Rebecca McReynolds

Chinese overseas direct investment is reshaping the global economy. A stellar panel of experts, including Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute, shed light on why this next wave of overseas investment will be unlike anything the world has seen before.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, News Makers, Economic Policy, China, Global Investing | Read Article

Why China's Consumers Aren’t Buying

May 1, 2012

Sharon Kahn

With consumers reluctant to spend, China needs to overhaul its financial and social structure. Nicholas Lardy, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute, lays out the steps.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, China, Global Investing | Read Article

One-on-One with Henry Kissinger

April 25, 2012

Betsy Wiesendanger

In an exclusive interview, Henry Kissinger, U.S. secretary of state for two presidents, offers frank perspective on doing business in China, building trust, and his legacy in the Vietnam war.

Topics: News Makers, Management, Economic Policy, China, Global Investing | Read Article

Whose World Bank?

April 4, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Much is at stake with the nomination of the next World Bank president. Whoever wins the post must have his heart and mind devoted to development and to fulfilling the World Bank’s mission of eliminating poverty.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy | Read Article

India’s Big-Box Debate

March 27, 2012

Rebecca McReynolds

India’s mom-and-pop shops fear being crushed by the Walmarts of the world. But the arrival of international, multi-brand retailers would actually benefit small stores, says Chazen Senior Scholar Rajeev Kohli.

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

The Economics of Disaster

March 6, 2012

Justin Yifu Lin

On the anniversary of the Japan earthquake that killed 18,000 people, Justin Yifu Lin of the World Bank reflects on our increasing vulnerability to natural disasters -- and offers a surprising preventative.

Topics: Economic Policy, India, Africa | Read Article

The Eurozone on Life Support

February 6, 2012

Stan Luxenberg

Can the patient be saved? A stellar panel of experts offered their views to a packed house on February 2.

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