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 and India: Same Globalization Road, Different Destinies

Ambitions of Asia's two giant emerging economies could lead to rivalry
Scott B. MacDonald
October 24, 2007

Sarkozy, The Ambivalent Globalizer

France continues an old pattern, pursuing globalization abroad but stopping foreign traders at its border
Jonathan Fenby
November 9, 2007

Global Risk of US Credit Crisis – Part I

The US responds too little, too late, to the credit crisis
David Dapice
September 21, 2007

Global Risk of US Credit Crisis – Part II

Lax US regulation of risky financial instruments could break the global bank
David Crane
September 24, 2007

Globalization With Arab Characteristics

The Arab world must adapt and globalize to placate a young population
Marcus Noland
October 17, 2007

Gale Warning, Global Burden Sharing

Environmental changes will cost the world big – it's time to figure out how to split the bill
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
October 19, 2007

G7 Vows Growth Efforts as Japan's Abe Warns of Global Crisis

Challenges are global in scale and require cooperation by all
Tetsushi Kajimoto
May 27, 2016

6 X-Factor Risks Keeping Fund Managers, Investors Up at Night

Brexit, defaults in China and US election uncertainty are top risks troubling global fund managers
Marcus Padley
May 27, 2016

What Macroeconomists Are Missing

Political forces that reject fiscal policies on taxation, government spending force central banks to rely on monetary policy
Andrew Sheng
May 25, 2016

E-Commerce and Crowdfunding: Why Are They the Same in China?

Legal and economic uncertainty prompts Chinse investors to hunt for alternatives
Julien Legrand
May 20, 2016

Fighting the Next Global Financial Crisis

Regulators must respond to shifting narratives embraced by investors
Robert J. Shiller
May 18, 2016