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Global Insights: In Their Own Words

Land a Top Job in Asia

January 28, 2015

Rebecca McReynolds

It’s a land of growth, opportunity, and complexity. In part two of our series on careers in Asia, top recruiting experts describe how to crack the region’s hidden job market.

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Europe's Lapse of Reason

January 9, 2015

Joseph E. Stiglitz

At long last, the United States is showing signs of recovery from the crisis that erupted at the end of President George W. Bush’s administration, when the near-implosion of its financial system sent shock waves around the world. But it is not a strong recovery; at best, the gap between where the economy would have been and where it is today is not widening. If it is closing, it is doing so very slowly; the damage wrought by the crisis appears to be long term.

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To Get to the C-Suite, Go Through Asia

January 20, 2015

Rebecca McReynolds

International experience is no longer enough. “If you aspire to be in the C-suite, you should spend part of your career in Asia,” says Kalpana Denzel, Executive Search and Assessment Consultant with Russell Reynolds Associates in Singapore. “Asia is strategically important for most organizations, so you need to understand the speed, complexity, nuances, and challenges of the region, not just the opportunities.”

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Ebola and Global Inequality

November 10, 2014

Joseph E. Stiglitz

The Ebola crisis reminds us, once again, of the downside of globalization. Not only good things – like principles of social justice and gender equality – cross borders more easily than ever before; so do malign influences like environmental problems and disease.

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The Age of Vulnerability

October 14, 2014

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Two new studies show, once again, the magnitude of the inequality problem plaguing the United States. The first, the US Census Bureau’s annual income and poverty report, shows that, despite the economy’s supposed recovery from the Great Recession, ordinary Americans’ incomes continue to stagnate. Median household income, adjusted for inflation, remains below its level a quarter-century ago.

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Joseph Stiglitz Responds to Thomas Piketty

September 4, 2014

Columbia University's resident Nobel laureate weighs in on Thomas Piketty's influential — and controversial — book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.”

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Is Australia on the Wrong Track?

July 21, 2014

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended many of his government’s reforms by invoking the American model of cutbacks on spending. That's deeply ironic, given that America's economic model hasn't been working for most Americans.

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Creating a Learning Society

June 3, 2014

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Virtually every government policy, intentionally or not, has direct and indirect effects on learning. Developing countries where policymakers are cognizant of these effects are more likely to close the knowledge gap that separates them from the more developed countries.

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Turkey's Hot-Money Problem

April 4, 2014

Bilge Erten and José Antonio Ocampo

Ongoing financial volatility in emerging economies is fueling debate about whether the so-called “Fragile Five” — Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey — should be viewed as victims of their excessive integration into global financial markets.

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Reforming China's State-Market Balance

April 2, 2014

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Many of China’s problems today stem from too much market and too little government.

Topics: News Makers, China, Asia | Read Article