Spotlight

Conference Report: 2017 Meeting of the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics (SIOE)

CGEG and the Program for Economic Research, with the support of a number of other Columbia units, co-organized the SIOE 2017 Conference from June 23-25, 2017 at Columbia. Hosted by 2017 SIOE President-Elect and CGEG Faculty Associate, W. Bentley MacLeod, the conference consisted of nearly 300 participants and papers, 67 parallel panel sessions, and keynote addresses by Nobel Laureates Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström, among many other highlights.


Summary of Current Challenges in the Euro area: A view from Germany

Dr. Andreas Dombret, Executive Board Member of the Deutsche Bundesbank, shares his insights on the Deutsche Bundesbank address economic challenges in Germany and throughout Europe.

 

 


Conference Report: The World Economy and the Role of the State in Economic Growth (Beijing, China)

Read the full summary of the international conference that convened dozens of Nobel Laureates, high-level academics, key policy makers and business leaders.

 

 

 

 


Summary of The Current Situation and Future Prospects for Europe's Economy

Dr. Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) discussed current economic challenges in Europe, their implications, and how the EIB can play a critical role in promoting economic growth, peace, and prosperity throughout Europe and beyond.

 

 

 

 


The World Trade System: Trends and Challenges

Faculty Associates, Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya collaborate with other scholars to write and edit a timely book that highlights trends and challenges in the world trade system.

 

 

 

 


World Economy: Traversing Uncertainty

Jan Svejnar discusses the upside and downside risks of global economic growth, emphasizing the significance of China and the political situation in Europe.  He also raises key questions for policy makers about ahead of future challenges.

 

 

 

 


Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State - Brazil (Full Conference Report)

Read the full conference report and watch post-conference interviews from participating scholars.

 

 

 

 


If You Want to Rule Brazil, Draw Power From the Streets

Faculty Associate, Marcos Troyjo discusses how the people of Brazil participate in mass street protests to express public sentiment and express themselves politically.

 

 

 

 


Announcement: The Passing of Professor Kenneth J. Arrow (1921-2017)

The Center on Global Economic Governance and Columbia University professors reflect on the work and life of Professor Kenneth J. Arrow

 

 

 

 


Summary of Productivity for Inclusive Growth

Review the full summary of the talk by Luis Luis Felipe Céspedes, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development, and Tourism, on Chile's Productivity Agenda.

 

 

 

 


Do's and Don'ts in Central Bank Design

Patricia Mosser, the director of the Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy highlights key areas that could significantly improve the design of central banks.

 

 

 

 


Europe and the United States: A Transatlantic Ambition | A political speech by Jean-Marc Ayrault

The full speech of French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Jean-Marc Ayrault. This speech can also be read and downloaded in French by clicking here.

 

 

 

 


Productivity for Inclusive Growth

Review the full presentation slide deck from Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, Luis Felipe Céspedes, on Chile's Productivity Agenda and its aim to increase productivity and economic growth in Chile.

 

 

 

 


Summary of Challenges for Monetary Policy Conduct of Emerging Market Central Banks

Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand shares his views on challenges of monetary policy in emerging markets.

 

 

 

 


Summary of Women in Financial Services Seminar

Patricia Mosser, the director of the Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy, welcomed Elizabeth St-Onge, a Partner at Oliver Wyman, who delivered findings from Oliver Wyman's Women in Financial Services Report which explores the status of women in the financial services industry.

 

 

 

 


Summary of The World Today and the Future of France-U.S. Relations

A lecture by Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France.

 

 

 

 


Summary of Iceland's Road to Recovery: Key Lessons

Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor of the Bank of Thailand shares his views on challenges of monetary policy in emerging markets.

 

 

 

 


5 Questions with Economics Professor Jan Svejnar on Brexit

Jan Svejnar answers five questions about what will happen now that Britain is withdrawing from the EU for Columbia News.

 

 

 

 


Summary of Demographic Change and Economic Growth in the BRICS: Dividend, Drag, or Disaster?

Philip Schellekens delivers a presentation of the 2015-2016 Global Monitoring Report which highlights the intensity and diversity of demographic developments around the world and analyze their implications for development and growth.


Summary of The Global Economic and Financial System: The Challenge of the Unconventional

Jacob A. Frenkel, former Governor of the Bank of Israel, gave a talk on the global economic and financial system and unconventional policies.


Summary of Central Banking: Challenges to Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Emerging Market Economies

CGEG hosted a roundtable on central banking with participants from central banks around the world, as well as academia and the finance industry, which focused on key issues involving the primary functions of these institutions.


Summary of How can Europe contribute to global stability and economic growth? A lecture by Pier Carlo Padoan

Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister of Economy and Finance in Italy, delivered a lecture on Europe's ongoing economic crisis and how to contribute to economic growth.


What's Next for Brazil if Dilma Roussef Goes?

Marcos Troyjo interviews with Bloomberg's London and NY anchors and discusses Roussef's impeachment on Brazil's economy.

 


Jan Svejnar and Joseph Stiglitz offer advice at CGEG's Beijing Conference on Strategies for Global Growth

CGEG Director, Jan Svejnar and Faculty Associate and Nobel Laureate, Joseph Stiglitz featured in South China Morning post offering insight on China’s economy, following CGEG conference at Tsinghua University.


Summary of Havel at 80: Reflections on his Thoughts and Legacies

Havel's advisors and contemporaries speak about his legacy, as this year would have been 2016

 


The Never-ending Crisis of European Leadership

Jan Svejnar discusses the crisis of the Euro and the role of European leadership in this op-ed published in the EU Observer.

 


Summary of Good (and Bad) Governance in Europe: The Historical Designs of Corruption Control

On Monday, February 29th Professor Alina Mungiu-Pippidi of the Hertie School of Governance delivered a lecture on corruption control.

 


Summary of the 5th Annual BRICLab Conference

The fifth Columbia University BRICLab Conference convened academics, policymakers, and business leaders to examine how BRICS and their impact on the global political economy.

 


Billionaires and Growth by Jan Svejnar and Sutirtha Bagchi

Research by Svejnar and Bagchi was published in the January 2016 edition of the Milken Institute Review.

 


The Rise of Talentism

Troyjo discusses the importance of innovation for growth and development.

 


Summary of the 8th Kenneth J. Arrow Lecture: Career and Family: Collision or Confluence?

The 8th Kenneth J. Arrow Lecture was delivered by Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University, on Thursday, December 10 on the topic of Career and Family.

 


Jan Svejnar honored for winning the IZA Prize in Labor Economics

On November 21, CERGE-EI in cooperation with IZA institute in Bonn, organized a conference focusing on the labor market and public policy titled “Labor Economics and its Public Policy Impact on Economic Growth” to honor Jan Švejnar winning the IZA Prize in Labor Economics.

 


Summary of Is the Eurozone Crisis Over? Event

On Monday, October 19 Martin Wolf, CBE; Columbia Global Fellow; and Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator for the Financial Times, delivered a lecture on the Eurozone Crisis.

 


Summary of Grand Corruption and Impunity Event

On Monday, September 21 José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International, delivered a talk on "Grand Corruption and Impunity".

 


Letter to the Brazilian People 2.0

Troyjo discusses the reforms that Brazil must consider in order to address its current economic challenges.

 


Sachs says the TPP is Too Flawed for a 'Yes' Vote

Sachs highlights the ways in which the TPP undermines the ultimate goal of economic policy, that is, to raise the well-being of all parts of society, including the poor and middle class.

 


Interview with Marcos Troyjo About Brazil's Struggling Economy

Troyjo answers five questions related to the state of Brazil's economy in an interview published by Columbia University's Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

 


"The Political Economy of Brazil's Disarray"

Marcos Troyjo wrote a piece for LatinAmericaGoesGlobal on the issues faced by Brazil under the regime of President Dilma Rousseff.

 


Summary of Globalization of Financial Markets Event

On Monday, September 21 CGEG held a panel discussion on the globalization of financial markets with James Healy, Sadeq Sayeed, and Leah Zell.

 


Verhoogen Named Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Eric Verhoogen, an associate professor at SIPA and in Columbia's Department of Economics, has been named as SIPA's new Vice Dean for Academic Affairs by Dean Merit Janow.

 


"What Happens to Banks When Interest Rates Stay Low?"

Charles Calomiris was a guest on "Bloomberg Markets" to discuss the Fed's interest rate policy.

 


"Will Obama Look Weak If He Meets With Putin?"

Stephen Sestanovich discusses the implications of a meeting between Obama and Putin in the Washington Wire (WSJ).

 


"Why some billionaires are bad for economic growth and others aren't"

Jan Svejnar and Sutirtha Bagchi's research on billionaire wealth featured in the Washington Post.

 


Brief by Marcos Troyjo, "BRICS 2.0 and the Metamorphosis of Globalization" in Russia Direct

With the recent BRICS 2015 Summit in Ufa and the launch of the New Development Bank, the Brics have not hidden their role in today's globalized world.

 


Jan Svejnar Shares Research on Billionaires & Economic Growth

Svejnar shares his research with The Guardian. He reveals that billionaires do not drive growth, and those that gained their wealth by being "politically-connected" have a negative effect on economic growth.

 


"Suppose Iran Doesn’t Cheat but Abides by a Nuclear Deal. What Then?"

Stephen Sestanovich discusses the issues that arise after the Iran Deal.

 


"The Real Engine of the Brics is China" by Christian Deseglise

BRICLab's co-Director writes for the Financial Times' beyondbric forum on the strongest of the Brics.

 


Jan Svejnar discusses the Outcome of the Greek Referendum with Fusion

CGEG Director Jan Svejnar offers insights about the influence of young voters in the Greek referendum and thinks that young voters were right to have voted 'NO.'

 


Columbia in Rio: A Conversation with Prof. Marcos Troyjo

Marcos Troyjo speaks about his upbringing in Brazil and his path from diplomat at the United Nations to co-director of CGEG's BRICLab.

 


Jan Svejnar Discusses the Russian Economy on Bloomberg Radio

Jan Svejnar discusses the Russian economy on Bloomberg Radio. 

 


Jan Svejnar Wins 2015 IZA Award in Labor Economics

This year's prestigious Bonn-based Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Prize in Labor Economics has been awarded to CGEG's Founding Director, Jan Svejnar. 

 


Edward Lucas and Jan Svenjar Discuss the Shadow Economy

Podcast: The Economist's Edward Lucas and Jan Svenjar discuss the role the shadow economy can play in a country’s prosperity at the Legatum Institute.

 


Marcos Troyjo in Xinhua: Brazil should embrace Chinese investment

Professor Troyjo, interviewed by Xinhua, says Brazil should take the chance to embrace Chinese investment as it increases abroad.

 


Jose Antonio Ocampo Joins the ILO as Special Advisor on Social Protection

Professor Ocampo will be contributing his expertise to the ILO’s mission to improve social protection coverage for all.

 


Arvind Panagariya Appointed as Vice-Chairman of the NITI Aayog

The Center on Global Economic Governance Faculty Associate Arvind Panagariya, appointed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Vice- Chairman of the newly established National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, took charge of his office on January 13, 2015.

 


Shang-Jin Wei, New Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank

The Center on Global Economic Governance Faculty Associate Shang-Jin Wei started his first day as the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

 


Professor Christopher Blattman featured on Foreign Affairs Magazine

 Non-traditional forms of aid might be better for reducing poverty suggests CGEG Faculty Associate  Christopher Blattman and Paul Niehaus.

 


The 2014 Allen & Overy Law Prize honors Professor Katharina Pistor

Katharina Pistor, the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, was awarded the 2014 Allen & Overy Law Prize in the European Corporate Governance Institute’s (ECGI) law working paper series for best paper.

 


"Global Muckraking"- Professor Anya Schiffrin's New Book

Edited by the noted author and journalist Anya Schiffrin, "Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World " (2014, The New Press)  is a sweeping introduction to international journalism that has galvanized the world’s attention.

 


Professor Stiglitz awarded 2014 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize

Columbia University Professor and Nobel Prize laureate, Joseph Stiglitz, was awarded the 2014 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize by the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS).

 


"A Kinder, Gentler Immigration Policy" by Professor Bhagwati

Professor Jagdish Bhagwati and Francisco Rivera-Batiz were featured on the Foreign Affairs magazine on a recent article titled "A Kinder, Gentler Immigration Policy: Forget Comprehensive Reform - Let the States Compete".

 


"Why Growth Matters" - New Book of Bhagwati and Panagariya

On April 2013, Professors Jagdish Bhagwati (Author), Arvind Panagariya (Author) released a new book titled “Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries” (Yale University Press)

 


"Market Liquidity: Theory, Evidence and Policy" - New Book of Ailsa Röell

On March 2013, Ailsa Roell and her co-authors Thierry Foucault and Marco Pagano published a book titled "Market Liquidity: Theory, Evidence and Policy"  (Oxford University Press).

 


Arvind Panagariya Receives High Honors from the Government of India

Professor Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at SIPA, was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India in February 2012.