Latin America

Secular Stagnation Heads South

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
AndrĂ©s Velasco |  January 22, 2014
The concept du jour in US policy debates posits that the United States (and perhaps other advanced economies) has entered a long period of anemic GDP growth. Now, stagnation may also be coming to Latin America.
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New Chazen Report: Corruption Still Rampant in Emerging Economies

Chazen India Insights
November 11, 2013
A new survey of business leaders around the globe reveals deep suspicion about the ability of government to handle economic problems.
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Women and the World Economy

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Christine Lagarde |  November 3, 2013
Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, says the glass ceiling is only part of the gender inequality problem. The broader question: do women have the same opportunities to participate in labor markets in the first place?
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Emerging Markets: Nirvana Lost

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Andres Velasco |  October 10, 2013
For emerging markets, nirvana is over; but, in some cases, their citizens have no inkling of the suffering that may be upon them, says the former finance minister of Chile and a visiting professor at Columbia University.
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How to Spot a Breakout Nation

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  May 17, 2013
Looking for the next hot emerging market? Two indicators can point you in the right direction — but two others will lead you astray.
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10 Breakout Nations to Watch

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  May 17, 2013
With growth slowing in China and other BRIC nations, one expert still sees jewels among well-run countries that are preparing for the future.
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A Global Solution to Monetary Policies

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Jose Antonio Ocampo |  April 11, 2013
What helps the United States can hurt emerging markets. José Antonio Ocampo, former under-secretary-general of the United Nations, argues for a unified approach that will benefit everyone.
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The World Economy: What Now?

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
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.
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Free Trade Isn't Free

Global Insights: Analysis
Rebecca McReynolds |  October 24, 2011
The trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia that were signed into law on October 21 are being touted by proponents as a way to spur US job growth. But are they really?
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Going Global When You're the Little Guy

Global Insights: Perspective
Sharon Kahn |  May 9, 2011
When multinational firms start invading your home turf, it's tempting to lead your own cross-border charge. Lolita S.A., a clothing retailer headquartered in Uruguay, hit unexpected bumps when it tried to do just that.
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