Feb 17, 2019
John Kenneth Galbraith noted in 1973 that establishment economics had become the “invaluable ally of those whose exercise of power depends on an acquiescent public.” If anything, economists’ embrace of that role has grown stronger since then.
Feb 6, 2019
For years, governments in India and much of the developing world have followed the advice of a paper arguing that labor regulations actually hurt workers. The problem? The research was wrong.
Aug 14, 2018
A new report examines the path to global social progress. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers
Jul 23, 2018
Clear rules and sound principles for debt restructuring would level the playing field between developing countries and creditors
Jun 12, 2018
A change in macroeconomic policies will not be sufficient to set Argentina on a path of inclusive and sustained economic development. But, as last month’s currency scare showed, abandoning the approach adopted by President Mauricio Macri’s administration at the end of 2015 is a necessary step.
Jun 11, 2018
The World Bank and IMF say developing economies can’t afford to have strong labor laws. Actually, they can’t afford not to.
Working Paper Series
Labor market regulation is a controversial area of public policy in both developed and developing countries.
May 7, 2018
Global public goods, from health to peace to security, crisscross national and social boundaries. We need a new economic theory to understand their pivotal role in the global economy.
Apr 27, 2018
For the BRICS countries to not just grow their economies but also raise the standard of living of their people, inclusive growth that prioritizes poverty reduction is a must
Apr 20, 2018
But the five countries must still support greater investment in other emerging and developing economies
Apr 12, 2018
The BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—play a crucial and growing role in the world economy. Sanjay Reddy kicks off our series exploring shifting social and economic dynamics within these countries, and what they mean for the global economy.
Feb 23, 2018
In the face of laissez-faire capitalism at home and resurgent nationalism across the globe, INET offers an innovative look at the causes of—and solutions for—the problems that ail a fissuring world economy.
Feb 2, 2018
The African Development Bank has laid out a plan for economic prosperity in the continent. But to get there, African countries must first confront jobless growth and underfunded infrastructure projects.
Jan 31, 2018
There’s no turning back from humanity’s move to high-density living, says Ed Glaeser. The task of the century will be making cities more liveable.
Oct 22, 2017 | 03:30
Coping with the dysfunction of advanced economies, and developing strategies for economic development.