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A fair, efficient and feasible climate agreement

How should one evaluate the agreement reached in Paris this month at the United Nations climate change conference? No sooner was the deal announced on Dec. 12 than the debate erupted. Some avid enviro ...More

EJ Insight2015-12-18

Why technology is not making us more productive

Recent trends in productivity growth make it hard to be optimistic about the future. In 2014, the global growth of total factor productivity, or TFP, which measures the combined productivity of capita ...More

EJ Insight2015-12-16

Can reminbi become a world currency?

The Nobel laureate Robert Mundell once said, “Great powers have great currencies.” China, whose government Mundell long advised, seemed to take this notion to heart, prodding the International Monetar ...More

EJ Insight2015-12-14

Can cyber warfare be deterred?

Fear of a “cyber Pearl Harbor” first appeared in the 1990s, and for the past two decades, policymakers have worried that hackers could blow up oil pipelines, contaminate the water supply, open floodga ...More

EJ Insight2015-12-11

When inequality kills

This week, Angus Deaton will receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare”. Deservedly so. Indeed, soon after the award was announced in October ...More

EJ Insight2015-12-08

Why US-Europe policy divergence could mean more volatile market

Over the next few weeks, the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are likely to put in place notably different policies. The Fed is set to raise interest rates for the first time in almost ...More

EJ Insight2015-12-03

China's online financial sector comes of age

Last month, China’s leaders revealed details of the country's 13th five-year plan, which will guide the economy’s trajectory until 2020. Gone are the directives to expand industrial production at a br ...More

EJ Insight2015-12-03

金色浮沙話澳門 人仔升呢看美元

2011年,國務院港澳辦主任王光亞訪問港澳,並在澳門發表著名的「蛋撻論」,指「葡撻比港式蛋撻好吃」,政治用意不 ...全文


Climate change: How it breeds extremists

Since the Nov. 13 terrorist bloodletting, Paris has been practically under martial law. In this subdued and challenging context, world leaders are convening in the City of Light at the United Nations ...More

EJ Insight2015-12-01

China's debt dilemma

Last month’s monetary policy statement from the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) contained a striking statement: “If endogenous momentum is inadequate and returns on investment low, growth must rely on d ...More

EJ Insight2015-12-01

Worker protection in the gig economy

Today’s labor markets are undergoing radical change, as digital platforms transform how they operate and revolutionize the nature of work. In many ways, this is a positive development, one that has th ...More

EJ Insight2015-11-30

The fight against terrorism is everyone's

I traveled to Paris from London last Monday. It takes two-and-a-half hours by train. We are neighbors, our histories and populations intertwined. My 10-year-old granddaughter will go there next week w ...More

EJ Insight2015-11-23

Why the commodity price bust is probably not over yet

The global commodity supercycle is hardly a new phenomenon. Though the details vary, primary commodity exporters tend to act out the same story, and economic outcomes tend to follow recognizable patte ...More

EJ Insight2015-11-20

We are at war

Ever since the terrorist attacks in January on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket, Parisians knew that barbarism lurked around the corner and that it would strike again. But ...More

EJ Insight2015-11-17

How about two Europes in one?

Informal discussions on Britain’s relationship with the European Union are under way. With a referendum on the UK’s continued EU membership set to take place before the end of 2017, the talks are the ...More

EJ Insight2015-11-11

A Chinese dinner for two, and a lesson from Hong Kong

A great deal of water has flowed through the Taiwan Strait in the 70 years since the leader of China’s Communists, Mao Zedong, met the leader of his nationalist opponents, Chiang Kai-shek. So the rece ...More

EJ Insight2015-11-11

Why US monetary policy has a lot to do with China

For much of the year, investors have been fixated on when the Fed will achieve "liftoff" – that is, when it will raise interest rates by 25 basis points, or 0.25 percent, as a first step toward normal ...More

EJ Insight2015-11-10

Why gender equality matters

The high cost of gender inequality has been documented extensively. But a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that it is even higher than previously thought -- with far-reaching conse ...More

EJ Insight2015-11-09

What to do about ballooning global debt

Over the last few months, a great deal of attention has been devoted to financial-market volatility. But as frightening as the ups and downs of stock prices can be, they are mere froth on the waves co ...More

EJ Insight2015-11-09

A new carbon pricing proposal to cut global emissions

So far, international climate talks have failed to find a mechanism that will successfully reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases. The 1997 Kyoto Protocol attempted to use a system of tradable qu ...More

EJ Insight2015-11-06

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