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June 12, 2019

Global Governance
It’s the Global Economy, Stupid!

Experts from the Council of Councils rank managing the global economy the second highest priority on the global agenda and graded the world's performance on the issue a middling C+. 

A trader at the stock exchange reacts to the election of Donald Trump in Frankfurt, Germany on November 9, 2016.

April 27, 2020

India
India: How Will Women in the Informal Economy Get By?

A Q&A with Reema Nanavaty, director of the Self-Employed Women's Association

A child's poster for coronavirus in india, showing correct social distancing

July 18, 2019

China
The Continuing Chinese Drag on the Global Economy

Trump's trade policies aren't the only reason for the slowdown in global trade …

The Continuing Chinese Drag on the Global Economy

April 16, 2015

China
Podcast: China’s Influence on the North Korean Economy

China and North Korea historically have had a close relationship—as close as “lips and teeth,” as leaders in both countries were fond of saying during the Cold War. To this day, China is North Korea’…

A female North Korean soldier guards the banks of the Yalu River near the Chongsong county of North Korea opposite the Chinese border town of Hekou, northeastern China's Liaoning province May 31, 2009. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Saturday the United States would not accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and he warned Pyongyang against transferring nuclear material overseas. REUTERS/Jason Lee (NORTH KOREA POLITICS MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

February 5, 2019

China
China's Slowdown and the World Economy

China, it now seems, has entered into a real slump. There were plenty of leading indicators. I should have given more weight, for example, to the slowdown in European exports to China over the cou…

China's Slowdown and the World Economy

August 18, 2022

South Korea
Why North Korea Might Reject Yoon Suk-yeol’s Audacious Initiative

There are at least three reasons why the North Koreans are likely to reject South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol's "audacious" initiative outlined in his Liberation Day speech. 

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks during a ceremony to celebrate Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, at the presidential office square in Seoul, South Korea, August 15, 2022.

February 10, 2020

Technology and Innovation
Can the “Maine Model” Bring the Innovation Economy to the Rest of America?

The opening of Northeastern University's Roux Institute in Portland, Maine is a crucial first step in bringing the innovation economy to states that have historically been overlooked by venture capit…

David and Barbara Roux

April 10, 2020

COVID-19
Color of Covid: The Racial Justice Paradox of Our New Stay-at-Home Economy

In what Catherine Powell calls the "color of Covid," the pandemic has highlighted a range of underlying inequalities on race—including on the job front—now exacerbated by the health crisis and the em…

Marni Bailey, a worker at a group home for the elderly, stands in line outside Riverside University High School to vote in the presidential primary election held amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

February 16, 2011

China
China’s Economy and the Water Crisis—A Fresh Take

The algae-filled Chaohu Lake is seen in Hefei, Anhui province, on August 3, 2010. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters) While China’s economy continues to grab headlines, a new report, "Choke Point: China," s…

The algae-filled Chaohu Lake is seen in Hefei, Anhui province, on August 3, 2010.