Saturday, November 1, 2014
  1. Getting Investment in Europe Right

    Jean Pisani-Ferry

    Getting Investment in Europe Right


     proposes three ways to stimulate capital spending without blowing out government budgets.

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    The European Commission’s new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, has put public investment back on the agenda with his idea of a three-year €300 billion capital spending plan. But, behind the superficial consensus that more investment would help to strengthen a worryingly feeble European economy, many questions remain unanswered. READ MORE

  2. Why Taxation Must Go Global

    Wolfgang Schäuble
  3. Mexico’s Powerful Energy Reforms

    Martin Feldstein
  4. American-Made Financial Repression

    Andrew Sheng

    American-Made Financial Repression

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    &  argue that the dollar's global dominance has gone from benefit to burden for China.

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    The late economist Ronald McKinnon argued that China and the US, by working together, could alleviate financial repression and enhance global monetary stability. Unfortunately, this advice is not popular among US economists and policymakers, who prefer the short-term political advantages afforded to them by free-market rhetoric. READ MORE

  5. The WTO’s Reform Crisis

    Emily Jones

    The WTO’s Reform Crisis


     opposes proposals to abandon the organization's consensus-based decision-making.

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    The World Trade Organization’s director-general, Roberto Azevêdo, has called for an urgent shakeup of his institution, and one of the main reform proposals is to abandon consensus-based decision-making. That might boost efficiency, but it could jeopardize one of the WTO’s greatest assets: its legitimacy. READ MORE

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