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 Eyes Latin American Commodities

The region must adopt careful policies to meet the rush of customers
Georg Caspary
January 18, 2008

An Empowered Middle East – Part I

Holding court with both Iran and the US, oil-rich gulf nations diversify, both politically and economically
Pranay Gupte
January 10, 2008

Developing Countries Worse Off Than Once Thought – Part I

New estimates of global prices expose poverty and revolutionize the field of economics
Branko Milanovic
February 11, 2008

Natural Resources, Often a Curse, Can Also Serve the Public

Citizens and companies discover a common interest in improving the governance of resource-rich states
Susan Ariel Aaronson
February 8, 2008

Developing Countries Worse Off Than Once Thought – Part II

Perhaps the World Bank should stop helping those unwilling to help themselves
Devesh Kapur
February 13, 2008

Europe Looks East – Part II

European leaders find it easier to get tough on China rather than develop adjustment strategies
Shada Islam
February 1, 2008

Post-Brexit, Can a Kinder, Gentler Model Help Globalization Survive?

Withdrawing from the world’s close interconnectedness will be disruptive
Peter Ford, Sara Miller Llana and Howard LaFranchi
July 6, 2016

Youth to Foot Bill for Baby Boomer Budget Incompetency

Budget deficits – and failure to invest in education and infrastructure – are a tax on the young
Jessica Irvine
July 1, 2016

Australia Foreign Debt Reaches Crisis Proportions

Net foreign debt passes the $1 trillion mark
Philip Bowring
June 29, 2016

Cheap Money Helped Inflate Energy Balloon

With the inevitable bust, though, investor losses may have outweighed price gains for consumers
Rani Molla and Lisa Abramowicz
June 20, 2016

Misplaced Charity

Foreign aid may be spread too thin
June 17, 2016