Thu. July 24, 2014 Get Published  Get Alerts
HOME  |LOGIN
ABOUT | CONTACT US | SUPPORT US
ECONOMICS
IA FORUM ARTICLES
Not Your Mother’s Central Bank

An analysis of the Fed and ECB along with TARP and QE. Have Central Bank principles been lost? By George A. Pieler & Jens F. Laurson. (07/24/2011)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
IA Forum Interview: Ewa Wojkowska & Toshi Nakamura (Kopernik)

IA Forum interview with Co-Founders of Kopernik, organization that introduces technologies and creates micro-business opportunities in remote communities.  By Rafael Panlilio.  (07/01/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
International Trade and Environment: a paradoxical but complementary subject

Author discusses how international trade and environmental issues complement each other.  By Patricia Galves Derolle.  (06/17/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Start-Up Chile: A Critical Analysis

Paper analyzes Chile's Start-Up Chile (SUC) program, designed to foster entrepreneur development. By David Feige. (06/12/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Institutional Stability, Foreign Investor Preference, and China's Inward FDI

Paper provides analysis of China's 1992 FDI surge.  By Nick Taber.  (06/04/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Interview: Professor Haroon Bhorat - South African Economy

From IA-Forum's biannual publication, Professor Haroon Bhorat discusses the South African economy and the BRICS.  

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
What You Measure is What You’ll Get

A look at economic metrics and understanding how to use them in analysis of countries. By Anuradha Kataria. (04/07/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Mineral traceability and conflict in eastern DRC: the case of the “Conflict-Free Tin Initiative”

Paper analyzes the Conflict-Free Tin Initiative and whether traceability provided by it will provide positive results. By Dr. Edoardo Monaco. (02/13/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Climate Change and Reinsurance: The Human Security Issue

Paper analyzes the effects of climate change on reiinsurance and human security issues. By Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic & Carla Baumer. (02/10/2014)

Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The Ongoing Public Debt Crisis in the European Union: Impacts on and Lessons for Vietnam

Paper analyzes causes of public debt crisis, its impacts on the economy of Vietnam, and how to avoid a potential public debt crisis in Vietnam and guarantee sustainable development. By Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan and Nguyen Linh. (02/03/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Prof. Smita Brunnermeier: BRIC countries

Interview with Professor Smita Brunnermeier of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Professor Robert M. Stern, Goldman School, UC-Berkeley

A look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis), an interview with Professor Emeritus Robert M. Stern. (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
New Issue of International Affairs Forum: Interview with Prof. Werner Baer: BRIC countries

A look inside the latest issue of International Affairs Forum (Taylor&Francis). Professor Werner Baer at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, discusses Brazil's economy. (International Affairs Forum, 01/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Now Available: International Affairs Forum - Winter Edition

Our latest edition of International Affairs Forum (Taylor and Francis) is now available. This issue focuses on the BRICS countries and the impact of social media on governance.

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
20 Years to Trade Economic Independence for Political Sovereignty

How has the well-being of Latvia changed in the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union? By Eva Maurina. (12/18/2013)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
More...
FEATURED ELSEWHERE
China, the West, and the Alternative Energy Innovation Challenge

On June 27, 2014, the Peterson Institute for International (7/22/2014)
Twitter Like
Development blog: Welcoming 3ie’s New Executive Director: Emmanuel Jimenez

Twitter Like
Development blog: Why Isn’t the World Bank Asking What Works Before It Revamps Its Procurement Rules

Twitter Like
Development blog: Editing ODA: What to Omit and Add in the Definition of Aid

Twitter Like
The Economics of H2O: Water Price Reforms in China

In China – as with most countries – the price of water is (7/22/2014)
Twitter Like
Rethinking US Foreign Assistance: A Closer Look at How USAID and MCC Fare in QuODA

Twitter Like
The Errors of Conservatives Obscure the Case for Trade

Twenty years after Bill Clinton, former US president, (7/22/2014)

Twitter Like
India: Land-Shackled II

How can India reduce the severe distortions in land re (7/22/2014)

Twitter Like
India: Land-Shackled I

Capital, labor, or land? Which of these is the binding (7/22/2014)

Twitter Like
D.C. Circuit Overturns Obamacare Subsidies

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that (7/22/2014)

Twitter Like
Global Prosperity Wonkcast: A TPPing Point on Trade? - Harsha Singh

Twitter Like
Reforming China’s Capital Markets

Over the past decade, China’s bank-dominated financial sys (7/21/2014)
Twitter Like
CGD Publication: The Quality of Official Development Assistance 2014

Twitter Like
Global Health blog: Our Condolences to All Affected by Flight MH17

Twitter Like
Global Health blog: What to Expect at This Year's International AIDS Conference

Twitter Like
More...
EDITORIALS
India-Pakistan Detente: Positive Note

Do recent events point to an unflawing for Indian-Pakistan relations? By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (01/24/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Will Modi's India Reinvent International Relations?

Cleo Paskal analyzes Prime Minister Modi's opportunity to reshape India's foreign policy.  (Huffington Post, 06/05/2014)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
El Indio: The French Pivot

The French pivot to ASEAN could be the start of a grand interregional enterprise that leads the EU. By Jamil Maidan Flores. (09/12/2013)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The Rise of BRIC: Too Soon to Make Assumptions

Do the BRIC countries still present a global power shift? Will they? By Zachary K. Ochoa. (07/13/2013)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
How to Deal with the Chinese Exchange Rate

How should the U.S. effectively deal with the Chinese exchange rate? By Dr. David A. Phillips. (08/13/2012)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Slow Float to China

Authors analyze the issues surrounding the Chinese exchange rate. (06/22/2012)
Comments (1) | Add Comment Twitter Like
America’s Hammering China’s Renminbi Makes Little Sense

Author argues that China’s surpluses are not driving America’s deficits and presents misperceptions about exchange rates and China's growth. By Yukon Huang. (06/18/2012)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Turkish Delight: Commercial Opportunities in Turkey’s Growing Economy

The world's fastest growing economy: Turkey? Author examines Turkey's economic growth. By Ryan Barnes. (09/03/2011)
Comments (3) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The Missing Sound Economic and Political Fundamentals of the Debt Ceiling Deal

Author provides analysis of the US debt ceiling deal. By David A. Hollingsworth.

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Are 'Systemically Important' Institutions Too Big To Fail?

Authors argue institutionalizing TARP won't make financial firms more secure. By George Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (first published in Forbes, 05/25/2011)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Why Africa is the Next Destination

Author provides positive analysis for African development and proposes changes that must be made as well. By Eugene Nyambal. (11/04/2010)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Beyond the Bernard Madoff Swindle

Author provides commentary and analysis on the cultural and policital dimensions of the Madoff scandal. By David A. Hollingsworth. (08/11/2009)

Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Climate Smart Aid Is Anything But

International organizations like the World Bank and the UN are supposed to help the world’s poor. Fully convinced about doing good by curbing carbon emissions, they are pushing an anti-development agenda that has direct, negative effects on human welfare. By William Yeatman. (05/25/2009)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
What the World Needs from the London Summit

A look ahead at the G20 Summit and an analysis of what it is hoped will be gained from it. By Andrew Pickering. (IA-Forum, 03/30/2009)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
From the Cowboy to the Multicultural Summit

Author looks at Bush, Obama and Latin America from a Peruvian perspective. By Alvaro Henzler (12/20/2008)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement: One Year Later

Author discusses impact and effects of the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement. By Adam Kott (11/03/2008)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America

Author analyzes the decreasing influence of the United States in Latin American and the rising influence of Russia and Brasil. By Adam Kott. (10/20/2008)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Financial Crisis Impact on South America

Author analyzes impact of the financial crisis on South America. By Adam Kott. (10/15/2008)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Financial Crisis Impact on Latin America

Author discusses the ripple effect of the U.S. financial crisis on Latin American markets. By Adam Kott. (10/06/2008)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Threat to Free Trade, Threat to Progress

The crisis of the financial markets could all-too easily be turned into vast economic crisis if political meddling and populist resentments manage to infringe on free trade. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, 10/22/2008)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Biofuel for Thought

Biofuels may be one of the dumber of the grand, well intentioned ideas of this decade. Yet they are here to stay, because of the Zeitgeist that says source-diversification is the Holy Grail of energy policy. By George Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (First published by the Atlantic Community, 05/26/2008)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Refinding the Rainbow

Author speaks with Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen and looks at the implications of the current global economic downturn for the country. By Atsuko Matsumoto (01/29/2009)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Trees vs. Tusks

Keeping the planet green takes shades of grey, not black-and-white. In Ghana, one shade of grey to be reckoned with is the African Elephant, that noble beast protected by international treaties from hunting, harvesting, or poaching. By George A. Pieler & Jens F. Laurson (09/02/2008)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Chilling Uncertainties about Global Warming

The Emmy, Oscar, and Nobel Peace Prize committees all seem to agree: global warming exists, humans cause it, and without Al Gore, we'd all be doomed. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first published in the Claremont Review of Books online, 12/16/2007)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Fear Stalks The Andes

Congress, wary of negotiated deals that open wider the doors to international commerce, surprises only when it approves Free Trade Agreements. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio accuses Free Trade of all sorts of evils. One wonders why trade at all then... By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first published at Forbes.com, 12/14/2007)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Depends on Whose ‘Locusts’ they Are

Amidst misguided economic thinking, Germany's center-left and center-right swap roles on protectionism. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published in The American, 08/27/2007)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Lost in the maize of precaution

In adopting the precautionary principle, the EU cast the adage “better safe than sorry” into rigid policy. “Precaution” made into principle may seem innocuous but carries plenty opportunity for abuse and nonsensical policy. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published in The Hill, 08/1/2007)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Credibility of G8 countries rests on keeping financial markets clean

Discusses financial transparency issues facing G8 and African leaders. By Akere Muna, President Pan African Lawyers Union and Vice Chair Transparency International. (06/07/2007)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
The Western Roots of the New Econo-nationalism

Discusses the author’s concept of ‘econo-nationalism’ - xenophobia in matters having to do with international trade. By Richard Neil Lorenc. (03/18/2007)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
Milton Friedman, Technology Maven

Milton Friedman lives on, despite his demise: he’s the rightful patron saint of blogging. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published at American.com, 02/13/2007)
Comments (0) | Add Comment Twitter Like
More...
Quick Links Twitter Face Book Get Alerts Contact Us Enter Ia-Forum Student Award Competition
International Affairs
Forum - Fall 2013

BRIC Countries and Social Media
Available Now
ANNOUNCEMENTS
THE WORLD'S DISCUSSING...
08/05/2014: Putting the South Caucasus in Perspective More
07/30/2014: Underage: Addressing Reproductive Health and HIV in Married Adolescents More
07/29/2014: National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know? More
07/24/2014: The Humanitarian Crisis and Unaccompanied Minors: A View from the Region More
07/24/2014: Why are Thousands of Central American Children Risking their Lives to Reach the United States?: A View from Honduras More
07/22/2014: China, the West, and the Alternative Energy Innovation Challenge More
07/22/2014: Development blog: Welcoming 3ie’s New Executive Director: Emmanuel Jimenez More
07/22/2014: Development blog: Why Isn’t the World Bank Asking What Works Before It Revamps Its Procurement Rules? More
07/22/2014: Development blog: Editing ODA: What to Omit and Add in the Definition of Aid More
07/22/2014: Why Putin's Proxy War an Abject Failure More
07/22/2014: The Economics of H2O: Water Price Reforms in China More
07/22/2014: Rethinking US Foreign Assistance: A Closer Look at How USAID and MCC Fare in QuODA More
07/22/2014: The Errors of Conservatives Obscure the Case for Trade More
07/22/2014: The Harmonization of U.S. National Security and Climate Goals More
07/22/2014: The Impact of Ukraine in the Neighborhood More
07/22/2014: Climate Change and the Big Four: India, China, the European Union, and the United States More
07/22/2014: Climate Change and the Big Four: India, China, the European Union, and the United States More
07/22/2014: Climate Change and the Big Four: India, China, the European Union, and the United States More
07/22/2014: Gaza: No Safe Place for Civilians More
07/22/2014: India: Land-Shackled II More
07/22/2014: India: Land-Shackled I More
07/22/2014: D.C. Circuit Overturns Obamacare Subsidies More
07/22/2014: Sweden and School Choice More
07/22/2014: An Exceptional America Is More than Just American Exceptionalism More
07/22/2014: Government Corruption on the Rampage More
07/21/2014: Russia's Economy Turns to a Blast from the Past: The New Economic Policy More
07/21/2014: William Pomeranz on U.S.-Russia Relations after MH17 Crash More
07/21/2014: “Guerra contra las drogas”: la de ellos bien, la de nosotros mal More
07/21/2014: President Obama Urges Vladimir Putin to Act More
07/21/2014: A Central American expert explains the root causes of the migrant crisis More
07/21/2014: Global Prosperity Wonkcast: A TPPing Point on Trade? - Harsha Singh More
07/21/2014: The Child Migrant Crisis Is Just the Latest Disastrous Consequence of America’s Drug War More
07/21/2014: Reforming China’s Capital Markets More
07/21/2014: Farahnaz Ispahani on Religious Intolerance in Pakistan More
07/21/2014: U.S. Should Stay out of Latest Sectarian Civil War: Leave Islamic Radicals to Iraq and Its Neighbors More
07/21/2014: Wichita Looks to China for Aviation Trade Boost More
07/21/2014: Wichita Looks to China for Aviation Trade Boost More
07/21/2014: Just One Way to Stop Corporate Inversions: Cut Taxes More
07/21/2014: The Threat to the Scientific Method More
07/21/2014: Reflections on the Misery Index More
07/21/2014: The Fed Can't Fix What Ails the Economy More
07/21/2014: CGD Publication: The Quality of Official Development Assistance 2014 More
07/20/2014: Meeting Terrorists Is a Journalist’s Duty, Not Sedition More
07/18/2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash Creates Tricky Political Situation More
07/18/2014: Global Health blog: Our Condolences to All Affected by Flight MH17 More
07/18/2014: Canada Must Diversify its Energy Pitch to U.S. More
07/18/2014: Event Transcript - Researching the Middle East More
07/18/2014: Iran’s Nuclear Chess: Calculating America’s Moves More
07/18/2014: What the U.S. Should Do in Central America to Stem the Tide More
07/18/2014: Global Health blog: What to Expect at This Year's International AIDS Conference More
More...
About | Contact Us | Support Us | Terms and Conditions

All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2002 - 2014