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  • A construction worker looks at Pudong financial district as he waits to cross an avenue in Shanghai Forum Article

    Why do some countries develop faster than others?

    One puzzle of the world economy is that for 200 years, the world’s rich countries grew faster than poorer countries… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why raw materials are a dangerous distraction

    Poor countries export raw materials such as cocoa, iron ore, and raw diamonds. Rich countries export – often to those… more

  • Forum Article

    The real problem with Piketty’s data

    Theoretical frameworks are great because they allow us to understand fundamental aspects of a complex world in much… more

  • Forum Article

    So what is technology?

    There is nothing better than fuzzy language to wreak havoc – or facilitate consensus. Ludwig Wittgenstein argued that… more

  • Forum Article

    What can neuroscience tell us about economics?

    In his pathbreaking 2005 book On Intelligence, Jeff Hawkins proposed an alternative paradigm of how the human brain… more

  • Forum Article

    Why do healthy economies self-destruct?

    It is often difficult to understand how countries that are dealt a pretty good economic hand can end up making a major… more

  • Forum Article

    Knowledge moves when people do

    Almost all rich countries are rich because they exploit technological progress. They have moved the bulk of their labor… more

  • Forum Article

    Defying the logic of the market

    A spectre is haunting the world’s developing countries – the spectre of the “informal” economy. For some, the… more