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Economic Growth

Derivatives: Good for Risk Mitigation and Growth

Ross DeVol | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Ross DeVol

As volatility in equity markets this year demonstrate, the world continues to be a risky place.

'Rise of the Robots' and the Success of Electronic Banking

Don McNay | Posted 04.25.2016 | Books
Don McNay

What is so gripping about Rise of the Robots is the unpredictability of the jobs being wiped out. Ford argues that nearly EVERY job or position can be ultimately eliminated by technology, especially as artificial intelligence improves.

Tackling Climate Change Could Jump-Start The Economy

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.23.2016 | Business

There's little doubt that curbing pollution and halting the relentless rise in global temperatures would improve the environment. Turns out, it could ...

The real cost of energy: why renewables make more sense

Adnan Z. Amin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Adnan Z. Amin

Energy-related greenhouse gas emissions have plateaued for the second year running - an extraordinary fact considering the global economy grew by more than 3% in the same period.

Averting a recipe for disaster

Justin van Fleet, Ph.D | Posted 04.17.2016 | Education
Justin van Fleet, Ph.D

Daily headlines rarely wander too far from the topics of security, migration, inequality, unemployment or extremism. As politicians scramble to addres...

The time dilemma between satisfied and hungry professionals

Miguel Marshall | Posted 04.17.2016 | Technology
Miguel Marshall

Time is the most valuable treasure we have because it's unlimited, said Alexander the Great at his death bed. I believe that Alexander was wrong, time...

Understanding the Core Mechanisms Behind Growth: A Shift in Emphasis

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Tim Robert Schleicher, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community In debating growth, we usually focus on its desir...

Donald Trump's Prediction Of 'Massive Recession' Puzzles Economists

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's prediction that the U.S. economy was on the verge of a "very massive recession" hit a wall of skepticism on Sund...

How We Measure Progress is a Question of Evolution

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.03.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Lise Pretorius, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community We are in an age of extreme risk and incredible opportu...

A Sober Look at Ourselves and our Economic Growth Models

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 03.24.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Lodewikus Lombaard, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Humanity is cunningly brave, lucidly paranoid and s...

China's Dual Economic and Environmental Crises Present an Opportunity for Green Growth

Margot Song | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
Margot Song

Concerns over China's economic and environmental crises should not be dismissed quickly. But they also present an opportunity. China's modern history could very well be that of an environmental revolution.

Water: A Social and Economic Catalyst That Deserves Better

Patrick Lavarde | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Patrick Lavarde

Only with good science can governing bodies and stakeholders take the necessary measures and enact policy changes that nullify the destructive aspect of water whilst unleashing the constructive elements that water security enables and the benefits to economic growth that follow.

Inclusive Institutions Key for Economic Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 03.20.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

The key to a nation's prosperity or failure is institutions, rather than culture, education or geography. But institutions come in different flavours,...

Are America's Best Days Over?

Nigel Barber | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Nigel Barber

In The Rise and Fall of American Growth, Robert Gordon argues that America's exceptional growth of the early 20th century is over and done. His thesis is that innovation ain't what it used to be.

Transcending Boundaries through Contextual Intelligence: Why Business Schools Need to Catch Up with Reality

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared in the Portfolio of Perspectives series created by Olam. Disruption, innovation, inclusion. These days, there is a multit...

We the Portuguese People: Fighting For What Matters

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 03.15.2016 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Last week the Portuguese people learned that their former Ministry of Finance accepted a job at Arrow Global -- a leading global debt purchaser and ma...

Latin America: Is There Hope for Prosperity After the Commodity Price Boom?

Jorge Thompson Araujo | Posted 03.10.2016 | World
Jorge Thompson Araujo

Talk about 'growth' in Latin America has become less upbeat today than a few years ago. That's no surprise. For over a decade, average growth meant at least double the economic activity that we are seeing today.

How to Easily Price Your Services

Ebong Eka | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Ebong Eka

Are you a Maserati or a Kia? When I meet with new clients, I often start out with a car analogy. In your business, you can be a Maserati or a Kia....

A Thought About Robert Gordon and America

Peter Vaughn | Posted 03.01.2016 | Books
Peter Vaughn

The American new world is a world of change: new people, new communities, new homes, new habits, new toys and tools, new skills, new horizons and new dreams. With all this newly minted change comes an unanticipated and often unacknowledged loss.

The G-20 Disappointment: Lessons Not Sufficiently Internalized

Danny Leipziger | Posted 03.01.2016 | World
Danny Leipziger

The recent G-20 pronouncement that the global economic environment is far from a crisis and hence that no special actions are necessary is both disapp...

Is Growth Desirable? Address the Fundamentals First

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
St. Gallen Symposium

By Chang Yee KWAN, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Economic growth is measured by the change in the value ...

Growth and its Side Effects

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

For developing countries, the high growth policies come with greater challenges. One of the side effects of growth is its high income inequality.

Why Bernie's Proposals Would Spur Economic Growth

Robert Reich | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Robert Reich

Failure to take action on the biggest banks, a single-payer plan, widening inequality, and discrimination will almost certainly harm the economy.

Wonderful Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Julian Slotman, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Since the recent economic crisis European policy makers ...

Time to Focus on Individual Economic-Well Being of/for All

Frank Islam | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Frank Islam

In conventional thinking about the economy, standard assumptions include: Economic growth creates jobsJobs create individual prosperityA rising tide ...