Economies & Trade: Rebalancing the World

What Next for Global Trade?

The year 2018 marked the return of the import tariff. As of October, the United States had imposed levies on roughly 12,000 products, accounting...

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

World Bank Group Chief Economist, Professor of Economics at Yale University

The Future of Free Trade

In 2018, trade, more than any other policy area, was “disrupted.” What used to be an archaic, technical, and – let’s face it –...

Michael Froman

US Trade Representative during President Barack Obama’s administration, is Vice Chairman of Mastercard.

How Inequality Undermines Economic Performance

About a decade ago, the Commission on Growth and Development (which I chaired) published a report that attempted to distill 20 years of research...

Michael Spence

A Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Trump’s Trade Game

US President Donald Trump’s “America first” trade policy came into full bloom in 2018, and it was an ugly sight to behold. In addition...

Dani Rodrik

Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

The Right Way to Rebalance Trade

The US-China trade dispute reshaped the world’s economic and financial landscape in 2018, and it might continue to do so for years to come....

Zhu Min and Miao Yanliang

Zhu Min, a former Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, is Chair of the National Institute of Financial Research at Tsinghua University. Miao Yanliang, Chief Economist at China’s State Administration for Foreign Exchange, has been a member of the China Finance 40 Forum since 2015.

Disruption, Concentration, and the New Economy

The growing dominance of leading technology firms has occasioned an intense debate about the tradeoffs between efficiency and market power, while raising questions about...

Raghuram G. Rajan

Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 2013 to 2016, is Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.