Friday, March 11, 2016
  1. Business & Finance

    Trade in a Time of Protectionism

    Ranil Wickremesinghe
    Business & Finance

    Trade in a Time of Protectionism


     calls for the creation of a new multilateral mechanism to promote free trade in South Asia.

    asian merchant Jeff Hutchens | getty images

    South Asian countries like Sri Lanka cannot expect the rest of the world to welcome our economic ambitions, as it once did Japan's, China's, or South Korea's. With free trade the scapegoat of choice among the world’s populists and demagogues, the region must come to rely much more on its own integration. READ MORE

  2. Economics

    Confronting the Fiscal Bogeyman

    Barry Eichengreen

    Confronting the Fiscal Bogeyman


     urges authorities in countries like the US and Germany to recognize the limits of monetary policy.

    people shopping Peter Macdiarmid | getty images

    With interest rates in negative territory in many parts of the world, it is clear that using monetary policy to stimulate the economy is approaching its limits. If the global economy is to be put back on its feet, it is time for policymakers in Europe and elsewhere to ramp up public spending. READ MORE

  3. Business & Finance

    Is the Perfect Storm Over for Markets?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian
  4. Economics

    The Fear Factor in Global Markets

    Kenneth Rogoff
  5. Politics

    The Politics of Anger

    Dani Rodrik

    The Politics of Anger


     takes mainstream politicians to task for refusing to address the causes of rising populism worldwide.

    GOP debate telemundo Telemundo | getty images

    Perhaps the only surprise about the populist backlash that has overwhelmed many advanced democracies' politics is that it has taken so long. Even two decades ago, it could be predicted that mainstream politicians' refusal to offer remedies to the side effects of a hyper-globalized age would create political space for demagogues. READ MORE

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