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

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

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

Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 4: The IMF, China, and the current financial architecture

By Pedro Sousa * The fourth in a series of five articles The IMF, China, and the current financial architecture  The global financial crisis shook up the international financial architecture, catching many institutions off guard. G20 leaders agreed on coordinated expansionary policies … Continue reading Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 4: The IMF, China, and the current financial architecture

Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 3: Anemic global economy, inequality, and the call for collective action

By Pedro Sousa * The third in a series of five articles Anemic global economy, inequality, and the call for collective action  The most significant issues that international macroeconomic policy coordination must solve are the global economic slowdown and rising inequality. … Continue reading Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 3: Anemic global economy, inequality, and the call for collective action

Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 2: Multilateralism and the recent rise of regionalism

By Pedro Sousa * The second in a series of five articles Multilateralism and the recent rise of regionalism The growing regional focus is what we have heard about in the news in recent years. In 2015, we saw a major move … Continue reading Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 2: Multilateralism and the recent rise of regionalism

Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 1

By Pedro Sousa * The first in a series of five articles The effort to revive international macroeconomic coordination began in response to the 2008 global financial crisis. The G20 then became the preeminent global economic grouping. It would be somewhat expected … Continue reading Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 1