The global economy thrives on globalization and the increasing interdependence of finance, production, consumption and trade. Such integration has reduced poverty, yet varying national policies along with ever-increasing speed of transactions and market news have also contributed to imbalances, both among nations and within. Regulations often do not keep pace in managing cross-border debt, foreign direct investment, corporate practices, tax codes or economic bubbles. The eurozone crisis and the US subprime mortgage crisis have demonstrated that one nation’s problems and panic can spread like wildfire. Nations must combine a competitive spirit with cooperation to achieve stable economic growth and sustainable prosperity.

China Joins the Global Economy - Part Two

China's 'software advantages' bode well for its short-term economic growth.
Deborah Davis
September 17, 2003

Why China Should Not Revalue Its Currency

Blunting China's export drive could stall an engine of world economic growth and bring instability.
Linda Lim
September 12, 2003

How Washington Can be a Hyper-Power and a Hyper-Borrower

Foreign buyers of US bonds are banking on a stable US consumer market.
Philip Segal
September 2, 2003

Superclass and the Inequity of Globalization

To ensure world stability, a private sector–dominated superclass driving globalization needs reining in
David Rothkopf
May 14, 2008

Why Globalization Is in Trouble – Part I

Job loss and worry about identity make the West reconsider the value of trade and immigration
Branko Milanovic
August 29, 2006

The Threat of Global Food Shortages – Part I

Hoarding by countries and speculative bidding on food exacerbate scarcity and cause prices to climb
C. Peter Timmer
May 5, 2008

A Giant Problem

Global corporations pose threat to new ventures and competition
September 19, 2016

US Economy: Citizenship for Sale

EB-5 visas are reserved for investors who invest $500,000 and create 10 jobs in targeted areas
Kara Scannell
September 14, 2016

The World Comes to a Tiny Town: Eastport’s Lesson in Globalization

Maine town juggles trade with China, the EU and Turkey
James Fallows
September 12, 2016

Africa’s Economic Potential Hit Hard by Gender Inequality

Lack of opportunities for girls and women holds Africa back from higher GDP
Amy Copley
September 12, 2016

Rising Sino-Japanese Competition in Africa

New pledge from Japan is symbol of Asian economic diplomacy
Yun Sun
September 8, 2016