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Everything is Political

February 28, 2014

Charles Calomiris & Stephen Haber

Bank crises are the product of governments, not market events, say Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber in their new book.

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Joseph Stiglitz's Crystal Ball

February 25, 2014

Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University, holds forth on what economists can predict — and when they should keep their mouths shut.

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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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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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Revoking America’s Exorbitant Privilege

October 16, 2013

Jose Antonio Ocampo

The global economy has at its center a dysfunctional political regime that generates recurrent threats of default on the world’s major reserve asset, says the former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs.

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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?

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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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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.

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