Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  1. Soccer Lessons for Europe’s Economy

    Harold James

    Soccer Lessons for Europe’s Economy


     considers the policy relevance of Germany's World Cup victory.

    Soccer Lesson Robert Magnussen/Flickr

    Though a solution to the euro crisis continues to elude European leaders, the foundations of one are not difficult to discern. In fact, Europe’s recent soccer experience – in the EURO 2012 tournament and this year’s World Cup – provides insight into how to revive Europe’s economy and address its deeper identity problem. READ MORE

  2. China’s Subprime Risks

    Andrew Sheng

    China’s Subprime Risks

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    &  are less worried about the volume of Chinese debt than they are about the allocation of credit.

    Boat on Lake China Never House/Flickr

    Chinese financial institutions' rapidly expanding balance sheets – which grew by 92% from 2007 to 2011, alongside 78% nominal GDP growth – have fueled predictions that the country will soon experience its own subprime meltdown. Is there any merit to such forecasts? READ MORE

  3. The Real Raw Material of Wealth

    Ricardo Hausmann

    The Real Raw Material of Wealth


     advises poor countries not to focus solely on adding value to natural-resource exports.

    Pile of Logs Mister GC/Flickr

    Poor countries export raw materials such as cocoa, iron ore, and raw diamonds, while rich countries export – often to those same poor countries – more complex products such as chocolate, cars, and jewels. But this does not mean that poor countries should focus solely on adding value to their raw materials. READ MORE

  4. The Onshoring Myth?

    Federico Díez
  5. India’s Chinese Dream

    Lee Jong-Wha

    India’s Chinese Dream


     outlines how India can replicate China's economic success.

    Narendra Modi Xi Jinping Li Xueren/ZumaPress

    China and India have both emerged as global economic superpowers in recent years, with China leading the way. But, with Chinese growth slowing amid far-reaching structural change, will the economic-reform efforts of India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, enable the country to catch up? READ MORE

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