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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

The ECB’s Peculiar Stance

February 6, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

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.

Topics: Economic Policy, Europe | Read Article

Brain-Drain Panic Returns, This Time to Africa

February 7, 2012

Jagdish Bhagwati

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.

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

The Perils of 2012

January 17, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

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.

Topics: Economic Policy, Europe | Read Article

China Inc. Goes Global

December 12, 2011

Karl P. Sauvant

Attention, producers of sophisticated goods and services in developed and emerging-market countries: There’s growing competition from China.

Topics: Economic Policy, China | Read Article

The African Land Grab: Here’s How to Make It Right

December 12, 2011

Sharon Kahn

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.

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

What Can Save the Euro?

December 12, 2011

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz blasts the failures of Europe’s leaders and outlines what needs to be done now.

Topics: Economic Policy, Europe | Read Article

China’s Problems Still Manageable, Says Nobel Laureate

November 29, 2011

Stan Luxenberg

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.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy, China | Read Article