Friday, November 21, 2014
  1. Creativity, Corporatism, and Crowds

    Robert J. Shiller
  2. The Next Trade Breakthroughs

    Michael J. Boskin

    The Next Trade Breakthroughs

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     says that 20 years of North American free trade highlight the importance of further liberalization.

    Trade increase graph coins www.SeniorLiving.Org/Flickr

    Though the global economy is slowing, three important opportunities for growth from trade liberalization are being neglected. The lesson of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which celebrates its 20th birthday this year, is that such opportunities should not be missed. READ MORE

  3. Reforming China’s Commanding Heights

    Michael Spence
  4. Europe’s Franco-German Dream Team

    Kemal Derviş

    Europe’s Franco-German Dream Team

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     has high hopes for a forthcoming report by top French and German economists.

    French German Ministers Finance Economics Reynald Paganelli/ZumaPress

    Europe’s economic struggles are taking their toll, reflected in the hopelessness and extremism that increasingly characterize European politics. A forthcoming reform proposal, produced by the highly respected economists Jean Pisani-Ferry and Henrik Enderlein, could be the first step toward turning the situation around. READ MORE

  5. Mexico’s Growth Problem

    Dani Rodrik

    Mexico’s Growth Problem

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     is skeptical that recent reforms alone will boost productivity and raise living standards.

    Mexico construction backhoe Wide Angle Wandering/Flickr

    When Mexico signed the North American Free Trade Agreement more than 20 years ago, the hope was that the economy would be swept forward by a rising wave of globalization. By many measures, that hope has been amply fulfilled, except where it counts most over the long term: overall productivity and economic growth. READ MORE

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