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Climate Change and the Next Great Recession
Viewpoints | August 21, 2015
Talk of climate change tends to focus on future catastrophes in distant places, but rising temperatures may already be hitting our productivity.
A Decisive Victory — and an Uncertain Future — for the UK
Viewpoints | May 28, 2015
In May’s unexpected landslide victory for the Conservative Party, Columbia Business School economist Geoff Heal sees an uncertain future for the United Kingdom and its ties to Europe and the world.
Growth Sometimes Wins
Viewpoints | May 26, 2015
In the Conservative Party’s unexpected landslide victory in the UK, Columbia Business School professor Charles Calomiris sees a mix of smart, populist politics, and a citizenry ready to trade short-term comfort for austerity’s promise of long-term growth.
Clinton's 2016 Logo "Fail" Not Likely to Lose Voters
Viewpoints | April 14, 2015
Criticism of the campaign logo dominated social media conversations around Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. But logos are just a small part of a brand, and by the time election day rolls around, #logogate is likely to be long forgotten.
How Not to Issue an Ebola Quarantine
Viewpoints | December 17, 2014
The nurse in the Ebola quarantine flap is a reminder that it hurts when decisions go against us, but it hurts a lot more when you feel you’ve also been disrespected in the process.
Savvy Risks, Sustainable Rewards
Viewpoints | July 18, 2014
How—and why—to take smart chances on renewable energy.
Why Do We Tip?
Viewpoints | August 30, 2013
An economist argues that restaurant patrons and waiters would be better off if restaurants adopted no-tipping policies.
Will China Slow Down? Not So Fast.
Viewpoints | February 28, 2013
After three decades of barely-checked expansion, the world is waiting for China's economy to run out of steam. Shang-Jin Wei argues that China's unique features will likely help it offset some of the slowing forces and maintain speed for the next decade.
A Smarter, Smaller Grid
Viewpoints | November 30, 2012
Can the principles of small modular infrastructure free us from the electrical grid — and make large-scale power failures in the aftermath of weather catastrophes like Sandy a thing of the past?
Viewpoints | June 26, 2012
Global economic growth and sustainability can -- and should -- go hand in hand, argues Geoffrey Heal, who here offers, in the keynote address prepared for the Rio+20 sustainability summit, four crucial steps to building long-term fiscal and environmental prosperity.
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