The Middle-Income Trap

You Say You Want a Revolution

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  September 17, 2014
The editor of The Economist traces three revolutions that upended society and explains why a fourth revolution within the next ten years is unavoidable
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New Chazen Report: Corruption Still Rampant in Emerging Economies

Chazen India Insights
November 11, 2013
A new survey of business leaders around the globe reveals deep suspicion about the ability of government to handle economic problems.
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Women and the World Economy

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Christine Lagarde |  November 3, 2013
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?
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How to Spot a Breakout Nation

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  May 17, 2013
Looking for the next hot emerging market? Two indicators can point you in the right direction — but two others will lead you astray.
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A Global Solution to Monetary Policies

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Jose Antonio Ocampo |  April 11, 2013
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.
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The World Economy: What Now?

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
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.
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China, the Energy Drain

Global Insights: Analysis
Sharon Kahn |  January 28, 2013
By some estimates, China has leapfrogged the United States to become the world’s largest energy consumer. But it appears to be cleaning up its act — and its air.
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China’s Next Steps: Six Smart Moves

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  December 4, 2012
A new report outlines six critical steps that will help China avoid stagnation and become a high-income nation.
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The Middle-Income Trap Looms in China

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  December 4, 2012
A top Chinese official lays out what his country needs to do to break into the ranks of high-income nations.
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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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