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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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A Greek Morality Tale

February 3, 2015

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Austerity has failed repeatedly. Yet when Greece got into trouble, it was tried again.

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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, experts reveal how to crack the region’s hidden job market.

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Europe's Lapse of Reason

January 9, 2015

Joseph E. Stiglitz

The European Union's malaise is self-inflicted, says Columbia Business School's resident Nobel Laureate.

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To Get to the C-Suite, Go Through Asia

January 20, 2015

Rebecca McReynolds

No matter where your home base is, Asia is a necessary stopover on the career path to the corner office. Top search executives reveal why.

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