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Secular Stagnation Heads South

January 22, 2014

Andres Velasco

The concept du jour in US policy debates posits that the United States (and perhaps other advanced economies) has entered a long period of anemic GDP growth. Now, stagnation may also be coming to Latin America.

Topics: Economic Policy, Latin America | Read Article

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

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

How to Spot a Breakout Nation

May 17, 2013

Sharon Kahn

Looking for the next hot emerging market? Two indicators can point you in the right direction — but two others will lead you astray.

Topics: United States, The Middle-Income Trap, China, Asia, Europe, Latin America, India, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

10 Breakout Nations to Watch

May 17, 2013

Sharon Kahn

With growth slowing in China and other BRIC nations, one expert still sees jewels among well-run countries that are preparing for the future.

Topics: United States, News Makers, Asia, Europe, Latin America, India, Global Investing, Africa | Read Article

A Global Solution to Monetary Policies

April 11, 2013

Jose Antonio Ocampo

What helps the United States can hurt emerging markets. José Antonio Ocampo, former under-secretary-general of the United Nations, argues for a unified approach that will benefit everyone.

Topics: United States, The Middle-Income Trap, News Makers, Economic Policy, Latin America | Read Article

The World Economy: What Now?

February 13, 2013

Watch a webcast of this very special symposium featuring Glenn Hubbard, Joseph Stiglitz, Shang-Jin Wei, José Antonio Ocampo, and Richard Clarida.

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

Free Trade Isn't Free

October 24, 2011

Rebecca McReynolds

The trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia that were signed into law on October 21 are being touted by proponents as a way to spur US job growth. But are they really?

Topics: Economic Policy, Asia, Latin America | Read Article

Going Global When You're the Little Guy

May 9, 2011

Sharon Kahn

When multinational firms start invading your home turf, it's tempting to lead your own cross-border charge. Lolita S.A., a clothing retailer headquartered in Uruguay, hit unexpected bumps when it tried to do just that.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Latin America | Read Article