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It's Time to Reform International Taxation

July 7, 2015

José Antonio Ocampo

Taxing subsidiaries of international corporations as separate entities isn’t working

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Europe's Attack on Greek Democracy

June 29, 2015

Joseph E. Stiglitz

It’s not about the money, says Columbia Business School’s resident Nobel laureate. It’s about forcing Greece to buckle under.

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Europe’s Last Act?

June 9, 2015

Joseph E. Stiglitz

The euro was supposed to strengthen Europe. But it has had the opposite effect.

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Greece, Argentina, and the Middle-Income Trap

June 2, 2015

Andrés Velasco

Aside from an established tradition of bad macroeconomics, what do Greece and Argentina have in common? One answer is that they were the world’s longest-held captives of the so-called middle-income trap — and remain within its reach to this day. With countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin American fearing that, having reached the international middle class, they could be stuck there, Greece and Argentina shed light on how that might happen.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Flawed Deal

May 13, 2015

Joseph E. Stiglitz

The United States and the world are engaged in a great debate about new trade agreements. Such pacts used to be called free-trade agreements; in fact, they were managed trade agreements, tailored to corporate interests, largely in the United States and the European Union. Today, such deals are more often referred to as partnerships, as in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). But they are not partnerships of equals: the United States effectively dictates the terms.

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Get Ahead with “Idea Networking”

May 5, 2015

William Duggan

When opportunity takes too long to arrive, go out and find it

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Will the TPP Help Latin America?

May 1, 2015

Andrés Velasco

Not if the United States gets everything it’s asking for, says Andreés Velasco, the former finance minister of Chilé and a professor at Columbia University.

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Asia's Multilateralism

April 13, 2015

Joseph E. Stiglitz

The United States should welcome the creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — but it doesn’t

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A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt

March 5, 2015

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Martin Guzman

Market-based solutions to sovereign-debt crises have a high potential for chaos. A prime example: Argentina’s default.

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Hello, Financial Sector? This Is Earth Calling.

February 17, 2015

Jeffrey D. Sachs

The director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University explains why it’s in financiers’ best interest to combat climate change

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