Saturday, November 22, 2014
  1. Germany’s Four Neins

    Marcel Fratzscher

    Germany’s Four Neins


     lambasts Germany's policy of disengagement on Europe's key policy challenges.

    Germany Chancellor Merkel and Minister of Economy and Energy Gabriel German Chancellor Merkel and Minister of Economy and Energy Gabriel/Reynaldo Paganelli/ZumaPress

    Germany’s stance toward Europe has become one of refusal and rejection: No to a more active fiscal policy for distressed eurozone countries; no to a European investment agenda to boost demand; no to anything but a domestic budget surplus; and, most ominously, no to the European Central Bank. On all four counts, Germany is wrong. READ MORE

  2. Creativity, Corporatism, and Crowds

    Robert J. Shiller
  3. The Next Trade Breakthroughs

    Michael J. Boskin

    The Next Trade Breakthroughs


     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

  4. Reforming China’s Commanding Heights

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

    Kemal Derviş

    Europe’s Franco-German Dream Team


     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

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