Pier Carlo Padoan, Saving The Euro While Rebooting The Italian Economy

By Pedro Sousa The Italian economy The one government that has been battling Germany for the recalibration of the Eurozone towards growth and shared prosperity has been the Italian government, under the guidance of Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan. Padoan … Continue reading Pier Carlo Padoan, Saving The Euro While Rebooting The Italian Economy

Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 3 of 3: G20 Challenges and Possible Improvements

By Pedro Sousa * The third in a series of three articles The G20’s action for inclusive growth is being hampered by a lack of leadership The G20 has emerged as the main forum for international economic cooperation. It would seem obvious that … Continue reading Time For The G20 To Step Up – PART 3 of 3: G20 Challenges and Possible Improvements

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

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

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