International Economics

The Carnegie International Economics Program monitors and analyzes short- and long-term trends in the global economy, including macroeconomic developments, trade, commodities, and capital flows, and draws out policy implications. The current focus of the Program is the global financial crisis and the policy issues raised. Among other research, the Program examines the ramifications of the rising weight of developing countries in the global economy.
In the spotlight

What World Bankers Fear Most

Financial circles are finally taking note of how economic inequity and social exclusion can no longer be tolerated or covered up.

The Crisis Is Dying, Slowly

The global economy’s slow and painful healing from the financial crisis continues, but three great challenges still confront the global recovery.

Inequality on the Rise: A Current History Anthology

Rising inequality and unfair disparities in incomes and opportunities is stirring controversy in both developing and advanced countries and could undermine the legitimacy of governments across the globe.

Emerging Markets Are Not The Answer

Developing economies have performed strongly, while their advanced-country counterparts have struggled to sustain comparable economic growth. Emerging markets can help the advanced economies, but they are still too small and vulnerable to do the job on their own.

The Accidental Trade Policy

U.S. trade policy has undergone an epic shift in the last decade. The ambitious new strategy is promising, but it will also prove challenging and risky.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    India’s Ruling Party Concedes Defeat
    Moisés Naím May 16, 2014 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    India’s recent election was the longest and most expensive general election in the history of the country.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    NAFTA’s Mixed Impact on the Global Economy
    Uri Dadush December 10, 2013 CCTV News

    NAFTA essentially tries to build a more integrated North American economy.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What Happened to Power?
    Moisés Naím June 20, 2013 NYT Conferences

    The “hyper-connecting” of the world has led to a profusion of people, countries, and institutions. However, this has come at the expense of those who held a high concentration of power.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    On Power and World Religions
    Moisés Naím June 12, 2013 VOA Press Conference

    There are a number of obstacles facing major established religious institutions in today’s globalized world, where the number of smaller religious affiliations has proliferated.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Democracy in Trouble
    Moisés Naím May 28, 2013 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    With voter turnout decreasing and trust in politicians and public institutions eroding, a global disconnect is appearing in Europe, the United States, and many emerging democracies in and around the world.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    EU Economy
    Uri Dadush May 8, 2013 CRI English

    If growth does not return to Europe in the next two years, the political situation will become more difficult.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Obama in Mexico
    Moisés Naím May 3, 2013 NPR Diane Rehm Show

    President Obama’s 72 hour visit to Latin America widely ignored the critical issues of drugs and immigration due to the delicate nature of U.S. negotiations on immigration as well as the security issues associated with the illicit drug trade.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Tracing the History and Decline of Political Power
    Moisés Naím April 11, 2013 PBS NewsHour

    Power is both harder to use and easier to lose than ever before.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Kim Jong Un’s Troubles
    Moisés Naím April 11, 2013 PBS NewsHour

    Kim Jong Un’s challenge is to hold power in a world where democracies seem to be overtaking autocracies.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Power: Not What It Used to Be
    Moisés Naím April 8, 2013 WNYC Brian Lehrer Show

    In almost every realm, micro-powers are challenging the grip of old entrenched powers.

  • Op-Ed
    The Global Economy and China: The View From a Mountain Top
    Uri Dadush January 30, 2015 Guangming Online

    China’s very high rates of saving and investment in infrastructure, plants and equipment, research and development, and human capital should be seen more as a source of strength than of weakness.

  • Event
    Supporting Myanmar’s Economic Development
    Stephen Groff, Vikram Nehru January 20, 2015 Washington, DC

    The economic and social development challenges facing Myanmar are enormous and require sustained support from its international development partners.

  • Op-Ed
    21st-Century Censorship
    Moisés Naím, Philip Bennett January 5, 2015 Columbia Journalism Review

    Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media.

  • Event
    Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism
    Moisés Naím, Milan Vaishnav, Louise Shelley October 22, 2014 Washington, DC

    The entangled threat of crime, corruption, and terrorism remain important security challenges in the twenty-first century.

  • Event
    The End of Convergence?
    Uri Dadush, Vikram Nehru, Carl Dahlman October 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    Convergence, the narrowing of the income gap between poor and rich countries, is one of the great stories of our time. A recent report shows that convergence has slowed in recent years, and that productivity in developing countries is not rising rapidly enough in key sectors.

  • Event
    Abenomics: Will It Work for Japan and the Region?
    Dennis Botman, Charles Collyns, Stephen Danninger, Vikram Nehru, Tsuney Yanagihara, James L. Schoff October 2, 2014 Washington, DC

    A recent IMF staff report on Japan finds some progress for so-called Abenomics, but says that progress is uneven and substantial medium-term risks remain. The success or failure of the policies have important implications for both Japan and the region.

  • Op-Ed
    Brazil’s Economic Future
    Uri Dadush September 26, 2014 Huffington Post

    The prospects for Brazil’s economy will depend on the vigor with which the next government will pursue policies that remedy the problems that have so far held it back.

  • Op-Ed
    The Decline of the Bretton Woods Institutions
    Uri Dadush September 22, 2014 National Interest

    The IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization are now in rapid and unmistakable decline, which can only be reversed by a major shift in approach by their political masters.

  • Op-Ed
    Beyond ISIS and Ukraine: What Else Happened This Summer
    Moisés Naím September 16, 2014 Atlantic video

    Syria, Ukraine, Gaza, Iraq, ISIS, Ebola—the list of this past summer’s disasters is long. But buried among the tragic headlines and breaking news are other events that attracted less attention but could be just as consequential for global affairs.

  • Potential Responses to Mega-regionals by Excluded Countries
    Uri Dadush July 9, 2014 World Economic Forum

    The TPP and TTIP intend to reshape world trade rules for the 21st century. However, the negotiations exclude some 160 countries, which are home to over 80 percent of the world’s population.


Carnegie Experts on International Economics

  • Uri Dadush
    Senior Associate
    International Economics Program

    Dadush is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He focuses on trends in the global economy and is currently tracking developments in the eurozone crisis.

  • Moisés Naím
    Distinguished Fellow
    International Economics Program

    Naím is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on international economics and global politics. He is currently the chief international columnist for El País, Spain’s largest newspaper, and his weekly column is published worldwide.


About the Program

The Carnegie International Economics Program monitors and analyzes short- and long-term trends in the global economy, including macroeconomic developments, trade, commodities, and capital flows, drawing out their policy implications. The current focus of the program is the global financial crisis and its related policy issues. The program also examines the ramifications of the rising weight of developing countries in the global economy among other areas of research.

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