Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs from The World Economy and the Role of the State in Economic Growth - Beijing

March 2017

As part of Columbia University President's Global Initiative, the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG) is conducting policy-oriented research into Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State. This three-year project was undertaken in collaboration with the Columbia Global Centers in Europe (Paris), Latin America (Rio de Janeiro), and East Asia (Beijing). In its third iteration, the Beijing conference convened Nobel Laureates, key policy makers, and business leader from Asia and around the globe, with the aim to foster transcontinental dialogue on a range of topics, including Technological Advancement and Global Economic Integration; Stabilization, Monetary, Trade & Industrial Policies; Innovation and the Internet; and the Future of Global Economic Relations.

"World Economy: Traversing Uncertainty"
By Jan Svejnar, March 2017


Do's and Don'ts of Central Bank Design

December 2016
Patricia Mosser

Patricia Mosser, CGEG Faculty Associate and Director of the Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy highlights key areas where the design of central banks can be improved significantly.  The recommendations are influenced by the crisis experience of central banks globally, but particularly by liquidity and monetary operations done by the Federal Reserve and by U.S. regulatory reform and financial stability policy in the years since the crisis.


Europe and the United States: A Transatlanitc Ambition

September 22, 2016
Jean-Marcy Ayrault

The Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG) hosted French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Ayrault, who discussed the challenges the world faces today and outlined the ways in which France and the United States can work together to develop solutions to global problems.  Minister Ayrault also higlighted the need for collabboration with other countries and the value of mulitilateral efforts.  The brief can also be read in French by clicking here.


Frameworks For Sovereign Debt Restructuring

November 17, 2014 (IPD-CIGI-CGEG Policy Brief)
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Martin Guzman, Domenico Lombardi, José Antonio Ocampo, and Jan Svejnar

This conference brought together academics and other experts, who discussed and provided guidance on how to facilitate a better working of sovereign debt markets and how the market-based approach can be complemented by a legal framework that replicates the functions of a national bankruptcy court.


Policy Briefs from The Role of the State in Economic Growth - Paris

As part of Columbia University President's Global Initiative, the Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG) is conducting policy-oriented research into Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State. This three-year project is being undertaken in collaboration with the Columbia global centers in Europe (Paris), Latin America (Rio de Janeiro), and East Asia (Beijing). The first event of the project was this roundtable conference in Paris.