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The Effects of Growth in India on Its Most Impoverished People

October 22, 2012

Rebecca McReynolds

India's economy has grown at a breakneck pace, but some observers wonder whether the country’s neediest citizens are being left behind.

Topics: Economic Policy, India | Read Article

Outsourcing to China: Yea or Nay?

October 17, 2012

Betsy Wiesendanger

Outsourcing to — and investing in — China is a hot topic in the US presidential debates. Here's what the research says.

Topics: Management, Economic Policy, China, Global Investing | Read Article

The Trouble with QE3

October 11, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

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

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

From Resource Curse to Blessing

August 13, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

New discoveries of natural resources in several African countries raise an important question: Will these windfalls be a blessing that brings prosperity and hope, or a political and economic curse?

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

Is Africa the Next China?

July 25, 2012

Rebecca McReynolds

Africa’s commodities boom could be the spark that turns this impoverished continent into the next China. But there is still much to be done to make Africa a global driver of growth.

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

“Microfinance Doesn’t Work”

June 26, 2012

Betsy Wiesendanger

Those may be harsh words from someone who runs a microfinance company in India. But Tara Thiagarajan is hell-bent on changing that.

Topics: News Makers, Entrepreneurship, India, Global Investing | Read Article

China, the Game-Changer

June 25, 2012

Rebecca McReynolds

Chinese overseas direct investment is reshaping the global economy. A stellar panel of experts, including Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute, shed light on why this next wave of overseas investment will be unlike anything the world has seen before.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, News Makers, Economic Policy, China, Global Investing | Read Article

Why China's Consumers Aren’t Buying

May 1, 2012

Sharon Kahn

With consumers reluctant to spend, China needs to overhaul its financial and social structure. Nicholas Lardy, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute, lays out the steps.

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

One-on-One with Henry Kissinger

April 25, 2012

Betsy Wiesendanger

In an exclusive interview, Henry Kissinger, U.S. secretary of state for two presidents, offers frank perspective on doing business in China, building trust, and his legacy in the Vietnam war.

Topics: News Makers, Management, Economic Policy, China, Global Investing | Read Article

Whose World Bank?

April 4, 2012

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Much is at stake with the nomination of the next World Bank president. Whoever wins the post must have his heart and mind devoted to development and to fulfilling the World Bank’s mission of eliminating poverty.

Topics: News Makers, Economic Policy | Read Article