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.

A Plague on All Houses

Dysfunctional governments in China, India and the US trigger dangerous populism and inequality
Pranab Bardhan
May 2, 2012

Ending Isolation – Part I

To speed political reforms in Burma, the West can’t end sanctions soon enough
Philip Bowring
April 23, 2012

US Battle to Revive Manufacturing – Part II

The US must do what’s routine for competitive economies – develop an industrial policy
Clyde Prestowitz
April 13, 2012

US Battle to Revive Manufacturing – Part I

Job growth urged by US presidential candidates may not support high standard of living
Bruce Stokes
April 11, 2012

Global Warming Is Real and Has Consequences – Part II

Trying to dodge fallout of climate change, firms reorganize supply-chain networks in Thailand and beyond
Pavin Chachavalpongpun
April 6, 2012

Global Warming Is Real and Has Consequences – Part I

Yale economist refutes climate-change skeptics who use his research to recommend standing pat
William D. Nordhaus
April 4, 2012

New York Times: Trump and Suspect Tax Schemes

David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner
October 3, 2018

Project Syndicate: Makings of a 2020 Recession

Nouriel Roubini and Brunello Rosa
October 1, 2018 Iran Sanctions Damage US Dollar

Nick Cunningham
September 20, 2018

Bloomberg: Global Economy Feels Lehman Fallout 10 Years Later

Simon Kennedy and Sam Dodge
September 17, 2018