Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 2 of 3: Lack of Leadership

By Pedro Sousa * The second in a series of three articles Where is the leadership? The global economy and, in fact, the world is not in good shape. The transition from a unipolar world order to multipolar disorder has created a vacuum … Continue reading Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 2 of 3: Lack of Leadership

Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 1 of 3: Sluggish Growth, Inequality, and Financial Sector

By Pedro Sousa * The first in a series of three articles Major consequences of the global financial crisis remain evident eight years after the G20’s first meeting following the collapse of Lehman Brothers. World leaders acting collectively on international macroeconomic issues is … Continue reading Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 1 of 3: Sluggish Growth, Inequality, and Financial Sector

Brazil In Crisis – How Did We Get To This Mess And What Should We Do To Leave?

By Rachel de Sá Brazil. The land where women are beautiful, food is delicious, everyone knows how to dance “samba”, play football, and of course, the future is bright and the time to shine is just around the corner. Right? … Continue reading Brazil In Crisis – How Did We Get To This Mess And What Should We Do To Leave?

Where Is Abenomics Now? Not Much Time Left – Use The Final Card Wisely

By Takuma Nakamura Views on Abenomics become conflicting It has been three and half years since Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, introduced his economic policy package called “Abenomics” in December 2012. Though it was widely praised by many economists and … Continue reading Where Is Abenomics Now? Not Much Time Left – Use The Final Card Wisely

Kuczynski’s Challenge To Build Dialogue As Peru’s New President

By Carlos Valdivia Peru has elected a new leader. Liberal Pedro Pablo Kuczynski – better known as “PPK” – won the runoff election against populist Keiko Sofia Fujimori. The results were announced on the 9th of June, four days after the … Continue reading Kuczynski’s Challenge To Build Dialogue As Peru’s New President

What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us? A Brief Examination of the Roman Welfare State

By Kabira Namit INTRODUCTION In 1787, Edward Gibbon completed ‘The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ wherein among several other reasons, he attributed “higher taxation and spending of public monies for free bread and circuses for the populace” as one … Continue reading What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us? A Brief Examination of the Roman Welfare State

The Fallibility of Development Statistics

By Kabira Namit 1. INTRODUCTION We need credible data to design evidence-based policies, measure national progress and compare development strategies across nations. However, government officials and donor partners agree that the current sets of development statistics being published by national statistics … Continue reading The Fallibility of Development Statistics

Draghi Vs Germany: The ECB’s Head Needs To Win The Battle For Growth And The EU’s Survival

By Pedro Sousa Make no mistake: what is happening between the European Central Bank’s Mario Draghi and the German government is extremely significant for economic growth and wellbeing across the whole of Europe. Mario Draghi, the president of the ECB … Continue reading Draghi Vs Germany: The ECB’s Head Needs To Win The Battle For Growth And The EU’s Survival

Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 5: The standards of global economic governance should not be lowered or undermined

By Pedro Sousa * The fifth in a series of five articles The standards of global economic governance should not be lowered or undermined The economic order that was established after two World Wars has since faced numerous challenges of varying complexity. … Continue reading Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 5: The standards of global economic governance should not be lowered or undermined