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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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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 Path to Sustainable Energy

April 8, 2013

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Around 80 percent of the world‘s primary energy today is carbon based. Jeffrey Sachs, head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, lays out a plan for a shift to no- or low-carbon energy by mid-century — and tells which countries are ahead of the game.

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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

The Post-Crisis Crisis

January 28, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

An economic and political system that does not deliver for most citizens is not sustainable in the long run, says Nobel Laureate and Chazen Advisor Joseph E. Stiglitz.

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Are the Rich Taxed Enough?

November 7, 2012

Amy Roach Partridge

Four top experts, including Columbia Business School dean Glenn Hubbard, debate a volatile question that will bedevil the next Obama administration.

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The Trouble with QE3

October 11, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

A Nobel laureate takes issue with the latest round of quantitative easing.

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The Globalization of Protest

November 4, 2011

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz sides with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. In this profound essay, he explains why.

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America's Abdication of Free Trade

October 5, 2011

Jagdish Bhagwati

The indifference and apathy that one finds in Washington from both the Congress and President Barack Obama on the Doha Round of world trade talks, and the alarm and concern expressed by statesmen elsewhere over the languishing negotiations, mark the end of the post-1945 era of American leadership on multilateral free trade.

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Western Capitalism’s Ideological Crisis

July 19, 2011

Joseph E. Stiglitz

The financial crisis should have taught Americans a lesson about the need for stronger regulation. But a resurgence of right-wing ideology in the United States is threatening global economies.

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