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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.

Topics: United States, Europe | Read Article

What Is Italy Saying?

April 2, 2013

Joseph E. Stiglitz

The outcome of the Italian elections should send a clear message to Europe’s leaders: the austerity policies that they have pursued are being rejected by voters.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy, Europe | Read Article

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

China, the Energy Drain

January 28, 2013

Sharon Kahn

By some estimates, China has leapfrogged the United States to become the world’s largest energy consumer. But it appears to be cleaning up its act — and its air.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Global Investing | 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.

Topics: United States, News Makers, Economic Policy, China, Asia, Europe, India, Africa | Read Article

China’s Next Steps: Six Smart Moves

December 4, 2012

Sharon Kahn

A new report outlines six critical steps that will help China avoid stagnation and become a high-income nation.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, China | Read Article

The Middle-Income Trap Looms in China

December 4, 2012

Sharon Kahn

A top Chinese official lays out what his country needs to do to break into the ranks of high-income nations.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, China | Read Article

Polluters Must Pay

November 29, 2012

Jeffrey D. Sachs

Sustainable development must not be a mere slogan, but rather an operational approach to global governance and well-being on a strained and crowded planet, argues Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute

Topics: Economic Policy, Africa | Read Article

Corporate Boards in China: Are They Truly Independent?

November 7, 2012

Rebecca McReynolds

All eyes are on China as the once-a-decade leadership change takes place. Who's watching out for investors? Chazen Senior Scholar Wei Jiang uncovers a surprising answer.

Topics: Management, China, Global Investing | Read Article

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.

Topics: United States, News Makers, Economic Policy | Read Article