Opening Minds and Doors in the Global Marketplace

The Chazen Institute supports, sponsors, and promotes thought leadership and frontier research on issues of significance to the global economy and business, and serves as the focal point for international programs and initiatives at Columbia Business School.

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Shaping the Discourse on Global Issues

The Chazen Institute draws on the expertise of world-class faculty members and business leaders to help shape the thinking and discourse on major global business issues. It sponsors and provides support for major research with significant cross-border implications.

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Engage with Recognized Business Leaders

The Chazen Institute sponsors a robust schedule of speakers and panels, including the Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speak Forum, which focuses on China’s economy and business practices, and the Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum, which offers perspectives on India.

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Thought Leadership Around the World

The Chazen Institute works in partnership with foundations, corporations, and educational institutions worldwide to bring Columbia Business School’s thought leadership and proprietary scholarship to business leaders around the world.

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Winter study tours are announced in May; spring tours are announced in October. Check our study tour page for updates.

Alumni are welcome at most of the events we sponsor. Alumni can also learn another language through the Chazen Language Program. Be sure to sign up for the Chazen Institute email list on the alumni website to receive notification of upcoming events.

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Chazen Global Insights

Innovation, India-Style

R. Gopalakrishnan of Tata Sons offers a surprising take on what’s truly new.

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A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt

Market-based solutions to sovereign-debt crises have a high potential for chaos. A prime example: Argentina’s default.

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3 Steps to Board Membership

A board position brings prestige, influence, and power. Speakers at a recent Columbia Business School alumni event offered tips on getting a seat at the table.

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Hello, Financial Sector? Earth Is Calling.

The director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University explains why it’s in financiers’ own best interest to combat climate change.

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The Surprising Secret of Successful Negotiation

Forget what you thought you knew. Letting the other party make the first offer doesn't always pay.

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A Greek Morality Tale

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

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Land a Top Job in Asia

It’s a land of growth, opportunity, and complexity. In part two of our series on careers in Asia, top recruiting experts describe how to crack the region’s hidden job market.

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Europe's Lapse of Reason

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

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The Road to the C-Suite Goes Through Asia

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

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CBS students: Interested in organizing a Chazen summer or winter study tour? Attend an information session Wed., March 31 at 12:30 p.m. in Uris 140.

Registration now open for “India’s Unfinished Reforms” featuring Rajiv Lall of Indian infrastructure firm IDFC. April 14, 5:30 p.m., University Club, New York.
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Seats still available for April 1 talk by Shang-Jin Wei, Chief Economist of the Development Bank of Asia, on Asia’s economic outlook.
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In the News

March 23, 2015

Dollar’s Rise No Reason to Rethink Basic Fed Objectives
It may not actually be bad news that the dollar is strengthening, says Chazen Senior Scholar Emi Nakamura in an op-ed for The New York Times
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March 2, 2015

Is Global Reflation Pushing Equities Higher?
Charles W. Calomiris, a Chazen Senior Scholar, discusses investment strategy and the outlook for the global economy on Bloomberg Television.
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February 18, 2015

A Muddle of Mixed Messages from the Fed
Charles W. Calomiris analyzes the latest signals from the US Federal Reserve in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal (subscription required).
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February 6, 2015

Disposing of Ill-Gotten Gains
When a company makes money illegally, should the proceeds be given to charity? John C. Coffee, a Chazen Senior Scholar, weighs in for The New York Times.
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January 29. 2015

The Ultimate Field Trip for a Columbia Business School Student
Linda Chew '15 details her experience on a Chazen Study Tour to South Africa for The Globe and Mail
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January 22, 2015

The Next Energy Revolution
Elke Weber, a Chazen Senior Scholar, tells the Washington Post why the next big change in energy won’s be wind or solar — it will be in our brains
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January 9, 2015

Greece’s Next Crisis
Charles W. Calomiris, a Chazen Senior Scholar, traces the effects of reversing reforms just as they begin, in his op-ed for The Boston Globe
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December 17, 2014

US Companies Consider the Possibilities of Cuban Trade
Chazen Senior Scholar Stephan Meier mentions Chazen Study Tours in this Wall Street Journal article (subscription required).
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December 15, 2014

What’s Old Is New: Deposit Insurance in China
On the deposit insurance front, it’s questionable how much China can learn from an early guarantee program as it prepares to roll out its plan next year to safeguarding bank accounts up to 500,000 yuan ($81,000), said Charles Calomiris, a Chazen Senior Scholar and Columbia Business School professor
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October 13, 2014

4 Money Moves to Outsmart Your Brain
The research of Chazen Senior Scholar Sheena Iyengar is featured on
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September 21, 2014

Panagariya on Modi’s Next Moves
Coverage of Chazen Senior Scholar Arvind Panagariya’s comments at a Chazen event on the new Modi administration are covered in the Economic Times of India
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September 16, 2014

Is Globalization in Retreat?
Chazen Senior Scholar Jan Svejnar is quoted in this New York Times article
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August 11, 2014

“Fragile by Design” nominated for FT honor
Chazen Senior Scholar Charles Calomiris’ book is one of 16 finalists for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year
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