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People talk outside the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 3, 2016. Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The Global Trading System: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It

Introduction It has now been more than a quarter century since the United States, the European Union (EU), Japan and more than 100 other countries came together to conclude the Uruguay Round global trade agreement and establish the World Trade Organization (WTO). It was a time of extraordinary optimism. Mickey Kantor, US trade representative for President Bill Clinton, had endured many sleepless nights with his counterparts to bring the deal home by the Dec. 15, 1993 deadline. Read More

May 1, 2019

The World’s Next Big Growth Challenge

The economic performance of lower-income developing countries will be crucial to reducing poverty further. Although these economies face significant headwinds, they could also seize important new growth opportunities—especially with the help of digital platforms.

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April 30, 2019

Trump Versus Abe: The Trade End Game

U.S. president struggling to squeeze tough deal out of Japan.

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March 26, 2019

The Economic Consequences of Global Uncertainty

With new sources of uncertainty proliferating by the day, the world should brace for a broad economic slowdown or, at minimum, a lengthy period of slower growth.

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