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Savvy Risks, Sustainable Rewards

Viewpoints | July 18, 2014

How—and why—to take smart chances on renewable energy.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Social Enterprise | Read Article

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.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Strategy | Read Article

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.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments, World Business | Read Article

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?

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Operations, Risk Management, Strategy | Read Article

Planetary Economics

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.

Topics: Social Enterprise, Business Economics and Public Policy, Leadership, Organizations, Strategy | Read Article

Which Way Up?

Viewpoints | November 22, 2011

The gender gap persists at the leadership level in top US companies. What can be done?

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Leadership, Organizations | Read Article

Can the Euro Be Saved?

Viewpoints | October 31, 2011

Only radical action can solve Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments, Leadership, World Business | Read Article

Value Investing's Long Run

Viewpoints | May 25, 2011

What the gradual turn away from modern portfolio theory holds for value investing.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Strategy | Read Article

What Do Financial Economists Have to Say About "Value"?

Viewpoints | May 25, 2011

Why practitioners of value investing and academics who study it have more to learn from each other than they think.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Strategy | Read Article

The View from Tokyo

Viewpoints | April 25, 2011

Hugh Patrick, director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, reflects on Japan in the aftermath of disaster.

Topics: World Business | Read Article

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