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Economic Growth

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 ...

Latin America, Not Southeast Asia, Will Be the World's Economic Powerhouse

Rafael Salazar | Posted 02.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

as Americans and Europeans fret about China's economic outlook amidst rising debt, stagnating wages, and excess supply with weakened demand, changes are happening in South and Central America that could have a game-changing impact on the economic landscape of the 21st century.

When Culture Becomes a Strategy for Growth

Annicken R. Day | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Annicken R. Day

"Strategies are nothing but a guessing game for a future reality we impossibly can predict. Culture eats strategy for breakfast. With the right kind of culture, we can handle anything" my new boss told me.

Growth in Singapore - Good Governance for the Sake of Future Generations

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

By Natalie Feder and Rolf Bachmann, St. Gallen Symposium At the 1st St. Gallen Symposium Singapore Forum held on 23 January 2016, a number of promine...

Tunisia Targeting 5 Percent Growth by 2020

Boutheina Ben Yaghlane | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Boutheina Ben Yaghlane

Five years since the Arab revolutions, Tunisia stands as the lone country to have embarked on a democratic path -- our exceptionalism instilling both a sense of pride and significant concern.

The Climate Post: Climate Change Tops WEF Risk Ranking

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

For the first time, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked an environmental risk -- climate change -- as the most severe economic risk facing the world. Global Risks Report 2016 says climate change is compounding and intensifying other social, economic, and humanitarian stresses such as mass migration.

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.

2016 Is a Year of Hope

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Modern and forward-looking programs like these serve as reminders that we all play a role when it comes to creating economically-inclusive environments that allow people to follow their dreams. Job creation is a big part of the equation.

Africa's Education Emergency

Mmanti Umoh | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Mmanti Umoh

We all agree that there are schools in Africa, however the challenge is; how much are Africa's children learning in schools? Education is the key to...