Managing Debt in an Overleveraged World
Academic Council Chairman Mike Spence highlights the need for more productive public-sector investment.
Rethinking Services in a Changing World
How does policy play catch-up to developments arising from the evolution of services in the global economy?
No cash or card? No Problem
Distinguished Fellow Andrew Sheng says developments in financial technology are creating opportunities
What is Driving the Lull in World Trade?
Fellow Patrick Low says that prior to the crisis, trade outpaced GDP growth by a factor of nearly two. Now it’s the same rate
In Conversation with Michael Spence and Fred Hu: On China’s Leadership in the G20
Academic Council Chairman Michael Spence and Fred Hu say more robust national reform and growth policies should be the focus of this year’s G20 economic agenda
Have You Seen... On Financial Technology
A curated collection of insights and reports on Financial Technology.
China Statistics, April 2016
A curated collection of market data on China's economy, with special reference to sourcing,
Have You Seen... Growth Outlook for 2016
A curated collection of insights and reports on global growth projections for the remainder of
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Studying growth in Developing Asia today needs more than the mathematical result of inputs and outputs. It is a complex task involving the examination of how strategies and systems interact to allow economies to pursue sustainable growth in times of great change. At the heart of this study is China.View more
Finance & Macroeconomics
As Asia’s growth continues, we look at key developments in the areas of finance including currency internationalization and shadow banking, as well as economics. We then ask how these are likely to impact Asia, the global financial architecture and the global economy.View more
Countries used to believe that in the early stages of development they could grow first and deal with environmental problems later. Those days are over. Prosperity is achievable in Asia, but it must come with a responsible approach to the environment and an awareness of ecological needs and constraints.View more
Trade & Investment
Services play a crucial and often dominant role in global value chains, contributing to job creation and economic development. As patterns of production, trade, investment and consumption evolve, we ask how the next generation of GVCs will shift, jobs, income, profits and wealth.View more
Crowdfunding to Boost SMEs
Distinguished Fellow Andrew Sheng discusses the positive impact of crowdfunding on young, aspiring entrepreneurs.
China’s Online Financial Sector Comes of Age
Distinguished Fellow Liu Mingkang writes on the future of P2P lending in China.
The Paris Agreement: The Problems and Challenges of a New Global Vision
Mukul Sanwal believes global policy shifts like the Paris Agreement on Climate Change are best assessed after a period of time has passed.
Academic Council Chairman Michael Spence on technology's role in streamlining the job market. Written with McKinsey Global Institute's James Maynika.
AEC and its Numerous Challenges
Fellow Patrick Low talks about the struggles that await the newly-formed ASEAN Economic Community.