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.

For Now, Hong Kong Protests Do Not Faze Investors

But an incompetent government or heavy-handed action from Beijing could drive them away
Frank Ching
July 29, 2003

Irrational Exuberance to Bust: Financial Bubbles Demand Regulation

Financial regulation could moderate the quest for profits that contributes to one jumbo bubble after another
Kemal Dervis
April 23, 2008

Oil May Not Grease Friendship

Countries with less oil and more entrepreneurship tend to align with the US
Amity Shlaes
March 24, 2008

Regulating the Global Commons – Part I

To stop the oceans from being fished out, sovereignty must be reigned in
Scott Barrett
March 26, 2008

Clock Running Out on Irreversible Climate Change – Part I

Producers toy with scarcity, allowing fuel prices to soar while the earth edges closer to catastrophe
Jim Hansen
April 16, 2008

Is the Sun Setting on US Dominance? – Part I

Expect Asia to replace the US as the world’s dominant economic force
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
February 27, 2008

G20 Must Address the Anti-Globalization Undercurrent to Stay Relevant

Global finance reforms are needed to increase security and transparency – or populism will spread
Peter Drysdale
September 2, 2016

Chinese R&D Goes Global

Jacopo Dettoni
August 31, 2016

We Won't Trigger Article 50 Until After 2017 – and That Means Brexit May Never Happen at All

The right time for triggering Article 50 and Brexit may never come
Denis MacShane
August 19, 2016

Abenomics: What Japan’s Economic Experiment Can Teach the Rest of the World

Does fiscal expansion delay structural reforms?
August 16, 2016

We’re in a Low-Growth World. How Did We Get Here?

Some economic trends are not readily apparent as they unfold
Neil Irwin
August 8, 2016