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Turkey's Hot-Money Problem

April 4, 2014

Bilge Erten and José Antonio Ocampo

Ongoing financial volatility in emerging economies is fueling debate about whether the so-called “Fragile Five” — Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey — should be viewed as victims of their excessive integration into global financial markets.

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One Europe, One Banking System

March 26, 2014

Sharon Kahn

Could it happen? What are the benefits and obstacles? Two prominent Euro economists go head-to-head.

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Lessons from Portugal

March 9, 2014

Sharon Kahn

Former Finance Minister Vítor Gaspar opens up about his resignation last summer and the hope he still holds for his economically challenged country.

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5 Bons Mots from Glenn Hubbard

March 1, 2014

Who, if anyone, can predict the future of the world economy? Glenn Hubbard, the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics and dean of Columbia Business School, separates the known from the unknowable.

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Driving Aston Martin

December 11, 2013

Sharon Kahn

It takes a certain cachet to build a car for James Bond. Ulrich Bez, the CEO of Aston Martin, describes how he keeps Aston Martin über-cool.

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New Chazen Report: Corruption Still Rampant in Emerging Economies

November 11, 2013

A new survey of business leaders around the globe reveals deep suspicion about the ability of government to handle economic problems.

Topics: United States, The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Europe, Latin America, India | Read Article

Five Years in Limbo

October 31, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, no one in the United States or Europe can claim that prosperity has returned, says Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel Laureate and University Professor at Columbia University.

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Women and the World Economy

November 3, 2013

Christine Lagarde

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?

Topics: Your Career, United States, The Middle-Income Trap, News Makers, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Europe, Latin America, India, Africa | Read Article

Emerging Markets: Nirvana Lost

October 10, 2013

Andres Velasco

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.

Topics: Economic Policy, China, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Global Investing | Read Article

The Transatlantic Free-Trade Imperative

June 27, 2013

Alfred Gusenbauer

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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