Economics

Report

Developing Nations Anxiously Watch Fed at Jackson Hole

Central bankers fueled an emerging-market credit boom that could deflate when they change course.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Meet the Russia Bulls

Where some investors see escalating risks, others see bargains.

Jamila Trindle |

Dispatch

How Many Tons of Cement Will It Take to Rebuild Gaza?

In the ruins of the Strip, the devastation has spared no one.

David Kenner |

Tea Leaf Nation

I Can't Stop Looking at These Chinese Real Estate Ads with Malls on Aircraft Carriers

Why apartment, shopping, and office complexes keep showing up on the backs of giant, golden flattops.

Warner Brown |

COLUMN

5 Things to Know About the Global Economy Right Now

Why Japan is a wildcard, the Eurozone's in trouble, and the BRICS are a bust.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Ukraine's Oligarchs Are Still Calling the Shots

The revolutionaries of the Maidan wanted to end crony capitalism. But it's back with a vengeance.

Sergii Leshchenko |

Argument

Turkey's Economy: Now for the Hard Part

The years of easy growth are over. Turkey can only sustain its economic success by undertaking bold reforms. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.

Murat Ucer |

Argument

Africa's Free Trade Hangover

Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.

Rick Rowden |

COLUMN

Why I Hope to Vote Republican in 2024

Face it: Hillary Clinton will be a two-term president, and I’ll vote for her. But a Democratic stranglehold on the White House is bad for America.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Why East Africa's Borders Are Blowing Up

Lines between countries used to have little importance in Africa's most dynamic region. How times have changed.

Daniel Branch |

Argument

Your Dollar, Our Problem

Why emerging markets are going to hate Janet Yellen.

Kevin P. Gallagher |

Argument

A Summit of Opportunity

Why Africa's rising economies are a win-win for U.S. business.

James Manyika |

Argument

Of Course Argentina Defaulted

And you would have done the same thing too, if you had been in their shoes.

Shannon O'Neil |

COLUMN

The Global Gilded Age

As inequality between countries has fallen, inequality within countries is rising -- with worrying consequences.

Daniel Altman |

Report

Argentina Lets Default Clock Run Out

But even a default won't stop this soap opera.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It's time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country's future.

Clare Lockhart |

Argument

Development Déjà Vu

How can the new BRICS bank avoid repeating the same mistakes and egregious human rights violations of the World Bank?

Lauren Carasik |

Argument

How to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Africa

Obama's major summit with the continent's leaders will only succeed if the White House eschews autocrats in favor of a new generation of democratic champions. 

Jeffrey Smith |

Argument

Brexit Stage Right

If Britain makes good on its threats to leave the European Union, the impact will be felt far beyond Europe.

Tim Oliver |

Argument

The Boko Haram Economy

Nigeria now boasts the largest economy in Africa. So why are homegrown terrorists thriving?

Robert Looney |

COLUMN

Swimming in Money

Income inequality matters less than wealth inequality, so why is everyone still talking about taxing your salary?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Europe’s Goldilocks Dilemma

Austerity is crippling the eurozone's recovery. But a straightjacket treaty and a latent banking crisis mean it's not going anywhere soon.

Mark Blyth |

COLUMN

The GNOE’s Last Hurrah

Surprise -- there are limits to how well politics and economics can predict World Cup matches.

Daniel Altman |

In Box

The Path of Least Resistance

Why India's biggest problem 
isn't Narendra Modi.

Sumit Ganguly |

COLUMN

Magic Money and Budgetary Malpractice

There's something fishy about the U.S. Navy wanting to create a new fund to pay for nuclear submarines -- so it can also pay for other ships.

Gordon Adams |

Report

France Latest Country Seeking Alternative to Almighty Dollar

Smarting from a record fine on its largest bank, France wants the dollar dislodged as the global default currency.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses a Vertebra

Neymar’s injury shows what happens when soccer enters a bad equilibrium.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Is Europe Ready to Commit?

Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.

Peter Pomerantsev |

COLUMN

Get Ready for the Perma-Slump

Sorry to be a downer, but the American economy’s best days are behind it. (And China’s are too.)

Daniel Altman |

Argument

T-Rex vs. Navy SEAL

Why innovation-driven Chile might be just the team to beat old-school Brazil.

Daniel Altman |