Amar Bhidé recently offered up a deceptively simple solution to bank regulation when we proposed a cap on retail deposits. But was he also implicitly proposing something else?
Despite Sarkozy's sincere love of the United States, the objectives he has laid out for the June G8 summit in Deauville and November G20 summit in Cannes look like a typically French frontal assault against Washington.
2011 represents a pivotal year for the global economic recovery and for international policy cooperation -- as well as for the role of the Fund in addressing these two principal challenges.
It remains to be seen what emerges from the negotiations in the days to come.
Humanity is now at a critical crossroads. Another energetic spurt is required for us not to enter a post-industrial period of decline -- much like what occurred after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Recent polling has shown that perhaps the one issue that unites Americans across diverse demographics is opposition to more-of-the-same trade policy. The elections confirmed this.
As the senior leader of one Chinese state-owned enterprise said to me, "I used to think [Obama] was nice. Then I realized he was intelligent. Now I know he's shrewd, just like Hu Jintao. Your leader is a strategist."
The ship is heading toward a iceberg, while passengers squabble to secure a spot on the upper deck. Does that make sense? To the leaders of the world's twenty richest nations, it apparently does.
When the rich man's club of nations expanded from the G7 to the G20, a new element was added. Instead of being about money and trade, the G20 is about something else: aspiration.
During and before the current economic crisis, few countries have been vilified as an economic basket case as much as the Land of the Rising Sun. Paul Krugman has been influential in defining this narrative.
Senator Mark Kirk, who won President Obama's Senate seat, is the only Senator who has been on the staff of the World Bank Group. In the broadcasted Q...
The G20 Summit is like a traveling circus without the laughs. It comes in with a lot of bells and whistles. The performers demonstrate feats of (pol...
Over the last few decades, several trends have shaped economic flows and returns. In the developed world, we have seen a historically rare and nearly ...
It has been a strange political season. It began sitting in Istanbul with Swedish friends, digesting the news that the rabidly anti-immigrant Swedish ...
Record fiscal stimulus and printing money have become the new orthodoxies in American economic policy, even as most of the US's trading partners are reining in their fiscal deficits and hiking interest rates.
China and the U.S. are the only big players in the currency game. And with neither of them stepping up to bat, the game is in dangerous territory. Sweet talk and photos ops aren't nearly enough.