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.

Shale Energy No Quick Solution

US shale energy boom may be unsustainable and not easy to replicate elsewhere
Deepak Gopinath
September 3, 2013

Slowdown in China Isn’t Bad News

China’s economy could slow to 4 percent – what matters is how leaders handle this
Michael Pettis
August 13, 2013

Iran’s Mounting Malaise

Inept policies, religious pressure add to poverty, poor health and cross-border challenges
Jamsheed K. Choksy
August 6, 2013

Low Fertility Rates – Just a Phase?

Government policies must adjust to sharp worldwide decline in fertility rates
Michael S. Teitelbaum, Jay Winter
July 9, 2013

Get Ready for the Next China

The US must adjust as China’s new economy shifts toward consumer-led growth and services
Stephen S. Roach
July 2, 2013

China: The Dark Side of Growth

China’s intense focus on rapid growth carries health, environmental and social costs
Yanzhong Huang
June 6, 2013