Friday, February 12, 2016
  1. The Submerging-Market Threat

    Anders Åslund

    The Submerging-Market Threat


     believes that the fall of the emerging economies could have a more lasting impact than their rise.

    Buildings reflected in water

    The slump in emerging markets was predictable; the booms that led to their rise were not accompanied by the structural reforms needed to sustain growth when commodity prices fell. Faced with years or even decades of anemic global growth, Western leaders must start thinking about managing the destabilizing effects of stagnation. READ MORE

  2. The Trade Numbers Game

    Dani Rodrik

    The Trade Numbers Game


     bemoans the weak economic models used by both sides in the Trans-Pacific Partnership debate.


    The Trans-Pacific Partnership – a mega trade deal covering 12 countries that together account for more than one-third of global GDP and a quarter of world exports – is the latest battleground in the decades-long confrontation between proponents and opponents of trade agreements. Unfortunately, neither side is offering good evidence. READ MORE

  3. The Social Investment Revolution

    Juerg Zeltner

    The Social Investment Revolution


     assesses the potential of innovative new financial instruments to help build a better world.

    Mark Zuckerberg at conference Matthias Oesterle/ZUMA Wire/

    The last months of 2015 are likely to be seen as a watershed for the social investment movement, with luminaries such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Ma embracing the effort. But other stakeholders – governments and traditional philanthropies – will need to play their part to sustain the movement's progress. READ MORE

  4. Is the TPP Good for America?

    Simon Johnson

    Is the TPP Good for America?


     breaks down the issues as the US Congress debates whether to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    Cargo ship at port

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership, the far-reaching trade and investment agreement that the US has negotiated with 11 other countries, is now up for debate ahead of a congressional vote on whether to approve the deal. So, what does the TPP mean for US voters now and in the future? READ MORE

  5. The Return of the Currency Crash

    Carmen Reinhart

    The Return of the Currency Crash


     examines the causes and implications of renewed volatility in foreign-exchange markets.


    Excluding the mayhem associated with the global financial crisis of late 2008 and early 2009, currency crashes were few and far between from 2004 to 2014. But recent developments suggest that the dearth of currency crashes during that decade may be remembered as the exception that proves the rule. READ MORE

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