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The Middle-Income Trap

You Say You Want a Revolution

September 17, 2014

Sharon Kahn

Government — and democracy — is in crisis. So said John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist, in a recent talk titled “Government is Broken, and Big Business Needs to Help Fix It.” The talk was sponsored by the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business and moderated by Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School.

Topics: United States, The Middle-Income Trap, News Makers, Economic Policy | 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

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

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

China, the Energy Drain

January 28, 2013

Sharon Kahn

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.

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

China’s Next Steps: Six Smart Moves

December 4, 2012

Sharon Kahn

A new report outlines six critical steps that will help China avoid stagnation and become a high-income nation.

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

The Middle-Income Trap Looms in China

December 4, 2012

Sharon Kahn

A top Chinese official lays out what his country needs to do to break into the ranks of high-income nations.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, China | Read Article

From Resource Curse to Blessing

August 13, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

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?

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