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  1. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2014

    Guest post: the UN takes the first step to debt restructuring

    By José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University On September 9, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution to...

  2. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    The need for investment-led recovery for Europe

    This is a guest post, co-authored by Giovanni Cozzi, economic advisor at the Foundation of Progressive European Studies...

  1. beyondbrics

    June 23, 2014

    Guest post: implications of the US Supreme Court ruling on Argentina

    By José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University The US Supreme Court decision not to review the prior findings of New York...

  2. beyondbrics

    June 3, 2014

    Guest post: a new BRICS bank to mark global shift

    By Stephany Griffith-Jones, Columbia University Leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)...

  3. May 30, 2014

    The rise of the global capital

    It was one of those paceless mornings that make Amsterdam so agreeable. A friend and I were sitting in a dinky café on a...

  4. March 28, 2014

    Stanford edges out Harvard on admissions

    Stanford University edged out its rival Harvard University for the second year in a row to be the most selective academic...

  5. Money Supply

    March 12, 2014

    Overshooting and the Fed

    I think people are confusing two separate questions in the recent debate about wage rises and spare capacity in the US...

  6. March 7, 2014

    Siri Hustvedt: ‘It was really fun writing as an enraged person’

    Long before I climb the front steps of Siri Hustvedt’s Brooklyn brownstone, I have told nearly everyone I love – and some...

  7. February 26, 2014

    India’s technology industry veterans support Modi and BJP team

    The team building the digital campaign for India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata party mixes entrepreneurs and veterans from...

  8. January 26, 2014

    Insurers shake up disaster modelling

    Insurers are aiming to transform the way in which natural disasters are modelled with a groundbreaking system of their own...

  9. The World

    January 24, 2014

    Davos thoughts: Secular stagnation

    Lawrence Summers (c) WEF On Thursday, I moderated a fascinating lunch-time discussion on “secular stagnation” with Lawrence...

  10. January 21, 2014

    The horrors recede but fragilities remain

    The world can wave goodbye to most of the horrors of the past six years, economic experts attending the World Economic Forum...

  11. beyondbrics

    January 6, 2014

    Hello 2014: time for a new 'letter to the Brazilian people'

    The 13th in our series of guest posts on the outlook for 2014 is by Marcos Troyjo of Columbia University As a new year...

  12. December 12, 2013

    Wei Christianson

    As we walked into Wei Christianson’s office, a middle-aged Chinese man slipped quietly out of it. Morgan Stanley’s...

  13. November 10, 2013

    Columbia Law School teaches graduates to think like businesspeople

    Hearing David Schizer discuss drilling practices, you might be forgiven for thinking you were talking to an energy...

  14. September 22, 2013

    The Academic Week Ahead: Sept 23 – 29

    Monday – September 23 Join a global conversation More than 1,000 cross-sector leaders from around the world are meeting in...

  15. The World

    September 19, 2013

    Is the Iranian hype justified?

    It’s not all bad news from the Middle East. Amid the tragedy in Syria and the bloody repression in Egypt, Iran is providing...

  16. September 2, 2013

    Coaching can make trainers raise their game

    Bill Campbell is probably too sensible to jeopardise his position in the technology sector by writing a book. But there is...

  17. FT Alphaville

    August 22, 2013

    What to expect from Jackson Hole

    tl;dr –> possibly not much, though the conference has sprung surprises before and there’s an interesting paper being...

  18. June 26, 2013

    Compelling story of a poster boy’s spectacular crash

    The Billionaire’s Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund By Anita...

  19. June 26, 2013

    Book review: Data’s darker overtones ignored

    Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, by Eric Siegel, John Wiley & Sons,...

  20. June 11, 2013

    Shale production can learn from the nuclear industry

    As the shale revolution in oil and natural gas spreads beyond the US and Canada, the energy industry needs to incorporate an...

  21. May 19, 2013

    A robust defence of India’s growth story

    Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth In India Reduced Poverty and The Lessons For Other Developing Countries, by Jagdish...

  22. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2013

    Unemployment isn't high if there is no unemployment rate

    People outside of Wall Street might reasonably complain that economics coverage often focusses too much on the numbers to...

  23. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2013

    Guest post: blocless Brazil

    By Marcos Troyjo of Columbia University Brazil’s strategy for growth over the past decade has favoured more than just...

  24. beyondbrics

    December 31, 2012

    2012 in review: the most read beyondbrics posts of the year

    After charts of the year and guest posts of the year, here is a list of the 15 most clicked on beyondbrics posts of 2012. In...

  25. December 21, 2012

    Fines are about more than deterrence

    Does fining companies do any good? Events of the past few days, and the past decade, would suggest not. UBS’s $1.5bn...

  26. beyondbrics

    December 17, 2012

    Guest post: For Brazil, the sweet dream is over

    By Marcos Troyjo of Columbia University The timid expansion of Brazil’s GDP in the past 12 months at under 1 per cent deals...

  27. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2012

    What have the Romans ever done for us?

    So, apart from the roads — which go without saying — the aqueduct, sanitation, irrigation, medicine, education, wine, public...

  28. The A-List

    November 12, 2012

    Video: Obama will prevail

    Jeffrey Sachs, economist and president of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, tells the FT’s John McDermott that the...

  29. November 11, 2012

    Latin America a gold mine for Europeans

    It is a culmination of the so-called “reconquest”, which in the 1990s saw European companies invest heavily in Latin...

  30. October 31, 2012

    Climate change returns to conversation

    The long-dormant political issue of climate change is returning to the national conversation with only days until the...

  31. Gavyn Davies

    October 3, 2012

    Professor Woodford and the Fed

    Professor Michael Woodford of Columbia University is an extremely renowned macro-economist, and rightly so, but only...

  32. September 28, 2012

    Something for the weekend

    With power comes great responsibility and also it has always been assumed considerable stress. But a team of academics have...

  33. September 10, 2012

    Business plan winners hope to shine a light on social enterprise

    Since Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork founded LuminAID Lab, a company that makes solar-powered lanterns, early last year, they...

  34. August 16, 2012

    Plagiarism is more than an academic matter

    Plagiarism is in the news. Fareed Zakaria, Time Magazine columnist and CNN television show host, was perhaps a predictable...

  35. August 10, 2012

    Big data is watching you

    During the past few years, there has been one constant in my life. Wherever I have travelled, in America or anywhere else, I...

  36. beyondbrics

    July 4, 2012

    Guest post: Time to restructure Brazil's foreign trade

    By Marcos Troyjo of Columbia University The global crisis may cause the development strategies of China and Brazil to embark...

  37. June 24, 2012

    Debt party leaves buyouts with a hangover

    At the 2007 closing of the $45bn acquisition of TXU, the Texas utility, executives involved with the largest leveraged...

  38. June 22, 2012

    Expat lives: A sense for style

    As the chief curator of fashion and textiles at Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Pamela Golbin is the custodian of the...

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