Economic Policy

India’s Big-Box Debate

Global Insights: Analysis
Rebecca McReynolds |  March 27, 2012
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.
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The Economics of Disaster

Global Insights: Perspective
Justin Yifu Lin |  March 6, 2012
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.
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The Eurozone on Life Support

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Stan Luxenberg |  February 6, 2012
Can the patient be saved? A stellar panel of experts offered their views to a packed house on February 2.
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The ECB’s Peculiar Stance

Global Insights: Perspective
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  February 6, 2012
Nothing illustrates better the political crosscurrents, special interests, and shortsighted economics now at play in Europe than the debate over the restructuring of Greece’s sovereign debt, says Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz in this scathing op-ed.
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Brain-Drain Panic Returns, This Time to Africa

Global Insights: Perspective
Jagdish Bhagwati |  February 7, 2012
Officials in India have long bemoaned the mass exodus of skilled labor to other countries such as the United States. Now, Africa finds itself in the same situation. Jagdish Bhagwati proposes four practical ways to encourage home-grown talent to stay put.
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The Perils of 2012

Global Insights: Perspective
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  January 17, 2012
Austerity won’t work, says Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. Addressing the global economy's long-term problems would actually solve its short-term problems — namely, growth, poverty, and unemployment.
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China Inc. Goes Global

Global Insights: Perspective
Karl P. Sauvant |  December 12, 2011
Attention, producers of sophisticated goods and services in developed and emerging-market countries: There’s growing competition from China.
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The African Land Grab: Here’s How to Make It Right

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  December 12, 2011
Foreign direct investment in Africa has pushed aside local interests, say critics. But a distinguished panel of experts argues that Africans need to look out for themselves.
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What Can Save the Euro?

Global Insights: Perspective
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  December 12, 2011
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz blasts the failures of Europe’s leaders and outlines what needs to be done now.
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China’s Problems Still Manageable, Says Nobel Laureate

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Stan Luxenberg |  November 29, 2011
China has significant problems, including rising debt and increasing inflation. But Michael Spence, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, argues that these challenges are manageable.
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