But do we really need multilateral institutions anymore to kick-start international trade?
Never before has a monetary union been so full of anticipation and hype. Should we have known that the euro would buckle?
Why keeping the dollar as the world's reserve currency is a massive drag on the struggling U.S. economy.
Sayonara yen. By 2025, the renminbi, dollar, and euro will control the international currency system.
Why the IMF's long dreamed-of Special Drawing Rights will always be the currency of the future.
If Washington can't get the Chinese to revalue their currency, can international institutions be of any help?
The world needs infrastructure -- and if the West doesn't take advantage of that need, China definitely will.
More austerity won't save the global economy. Building infrastructure just might.
Why the global economic crash, the rise of the Tea Party, the Arab Spring, and China’s coming fall are all connected.
Leaders struggling to fix a world spiraling out of control are turning to international institutions. Are they up to the task?
In this month's market upheavals in the United States and Europe, we are witnessing the end of a seven-decade economic experiment. But does anyone have any clue what comes next?
Nearly every government on the continent is center-right. So why can't they get along and figure out how to save the EU economies?
Traders react to the plummeting market on trading-room floors around the world.
If you can't stop Congress from ruining America's credit, can you at least make money off of it?
With the debt ceiling impasse and legislative gridlock sucking all the air out of Washington, Foreign Policy asked the experts: Is this really the worst Congress ever?
They may be cheering for democracy, but for most countries affected by the Arab Spring the economic news will have them crying.
A look back at the missteps and bailouts, in pictures.
Europe's financial crisis is a Titanic moment, threatening to bring down not only the EU's major economies, but its political raison d'être. Is it too late to save the ship?
The developing world can do fine without more regulation, thank you very much. In fact, it can do better.
Migrants send billions of dollars home each year; they also save a lot, too. Instead of stuffing cash under the mattress, the developing world's diaspora could do a lot more good if they invested in their homeland.
Sorry, Tea Partiers -- taxation isn't the source of America's ills, and your income has more to do with dumb luck than hard work.
It's time for a rebirth of the world's top financial institutions.
In the developed world, high-tech personal IDs are the stuff of Orwellian dystopia. But for everyone else, they could be a path to a happier, healthier, less precarious life.
When Beijing counts hydropower as "green energy," it's doing the environment -- and its economy -- no favor.