Sunday, August 31, 2014

Andrés Velasco

Andrés Velasco, a former presidential candidate and finance minister of Chile, is Professor of Professional Practice in International Development at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He has taught at Harvard University and New York University, and is the author of numerous studies on international economics and development.

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Mercosur leaders in Caracas
Economics 1

Mercosur Blues

When the leaders of Mercosur met in Caracas this week, the usual bluster about standing up to imperialism filled the air. But so did the unmistakable scent of decay. read more

Andrés Velasco global ocean degradation, outdated high-seas rule

The Lawless Sea

The ocean is our planet’s life-support-system, keeping it healthy and productive. But overfishing and pollution are causing tremendous damage, and there is virtually no governance or rule of law to… read more

Newsart for Running in Place
Economics 0

Running in Place

Chile is a case of successful pro-market reform, argues Sebastián Piñera, who stepped down from the presidency on March 11. He is wrong: The Chilean economy has expanded; but growth has had little to … read more

Newsart for One Hundred Days of Solitude
Politics 8

One Hundred Days of Solitude

Latin America’s regional institutions are weak – even weaker than Europe’s. But regional leaders' lame response to the crisis in Venezuela reveals something else: a morally crooked logic that… read more

Newsart for The Taper Wolf at the Door
Business & Finance 0

The Taper Wolf at the Door

Last spring, the mere possibility that the Fed might reduce its purchases of long-term assets – the so-called “taper” – sent market interest rates in the US soaring and currencies in several emerging … read more

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