Economic Policy

Polluters Must Pay

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Jeffrey D. Sachs |  November 29, 2012
Sustainable development must not be a mere slogan, but rather an operational approach to global governance and well-being on a strained and crowded planet, argues Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute
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Are the Rich Taxed Enough?

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Amy Roach Partridge |  November 7, 2012
Four top experts, including Columbia Business School dean Glenn Hubbard, debate a volatile question that will bedevil the next Obama administration.
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The Effects of Growth in India on Its Most Impoverished People

Chazen India Insights
Rebecca McReynolds |  October 22, 2012
India's economy has grown at a breakneck pace, but some observers wonder whether the country’s neediest citizens are being left behind.
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Outsourcing to China: Yea or Nay?

Global Insights: Analysis
Betsy Wiesendanger |  October 17, 2012
Outsourcing to — and investing in — China is a hot topic in the US presidential debates. Here's what the research says.
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The Trouble with QE3

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  October 11, 2012
A Nobel laureate takes issue with the latest round of quantitative easing.
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From Resource Curse to Blessing

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  August 13, 2012
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?
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China, the Game-Changer

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Rebecca McReynolds |  June 25, 2012
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.
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Why China's Consumers Aren’t Buying

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  May 1, 2012
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.
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One-on-One with Henry Kissinger

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Betsy Wiesendanger |  April 25, 2012
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.
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Whose World Bank?

Global Insights: Perspective
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  April 4, 2012
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.
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