Topic : Governance

  • A Scottish Saltire flag and British Union flag fly together with the London Eye behind in London Forum Article

    Why devolution shouldn’t include fiscal powers

    The Scots have spoken. A solid majority voted against independence in their historic referendum last… more

  • Schoolchildren hold up pieces of paper featuring doves during a march called “The right to live in peace” in San Jose Forum Article

    Can the internet solve conflict?

    Over the past decade there has been growing interest in using the internet and other communication… more

  • Catalunya’s separatist supporters wave “Esteladas” supporting Scotland’s independence during FC Barcelona’s Champions League soccer match against Apoel Nicosia in Barcelona Forum Article

    What does Scotland mean for other independence bids?

    Scotland’s Yes camp shed its tears, bade farewell to its leader and shelved the issue of sovereignty… more

  • A lone worker passes by the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington Forum Article

    How concerning is US political gridlock?

    With the approach of the US Congressional elections, questions about the health of America’s political… more

  • A man walks next to a subway entrance as the Oriental Pearl Tower is seen reflected on a window at the financial district of Pudong, in Shanghai Forum Article

    Why China should be cautious on capital flows

    As China’s economy starts to slow, following decades of spectacular… more

  • Cup cakes are displayed in the window of Cuckoo’s bakery in Edinburgh Forum Article

    From Scotland to Slovakia – what price independence?

    Though the world’s eyes are on Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom… more

  • A woman walks past the European Commission headquarters in Brussels Forum Article

    From enlargement to energy – why the EU is all change

    Before his appointment as the president of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker was pilloried as an… more

  • People are silhouetted as they walk past the columns of the Bank of England in the City of London Forum Article

    The monetary policy central bankers can’t afford to ignore

    It might seem an unlikely proposition, but central banking has become exciting. This is not necessarily a… more

  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station Young Global Leaders Article

    Can technology save the environment?

    In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the… more

  • Chimneys are seen through a window at a coal-fired power plant on a hazy day in Shimen county Forum Article

    Don’t be surprised if China puts a cap on carbon

    In China – the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide – policy-makers have been discussing the… more

  • The Baiterek is seen in Astana Strategic Foresight Article

    2 key challenges for Eurasia

    As an economic policy adviser and someone who teaches policies for competitiveness, I often wonder which… more

  • Euro sculpture is partially reflected in a puddle in front of the headquarters of the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt Forum Article

    What’s the right size for the financial sector?

    The recent global financial crisis has made us rethink the contribution of the financial sector to the… more

  • Forum Article

    How China can avoid a hard landing

    It is now widely accepted that the recent global financial crisis was actually a balance… more

  • Employees work on a solar panel production line at Suntech Power Holdings headquarters in Wuxi Forum Article

    Why China’s cities are clusters of innovation

    Spatial agglomeration of economic activities is generally assumed to improve productivity and spur… more

  • A 20 lira banknote is seen through a magnifying lens in this illustration picture taken in Istanbul Forum Article

    Could high inflation make a comeback?

    Is the era of high inflation gone forever? In a world of slow growth, high debt and tremendous distributional… more

  • Cranes rise above towers in what will be the Yujiapu financial center in Tianjin's Binhai new area Forum Article

    10 things to know about our meeting in China

    Next week, China's premier, Li Keqiang, will open the eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions in… more

  • Protestors carry flags of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain as they gather in front of the parliament in Syntagma square during a 48-hour strike by the two major Greek workers unions in Athens Forum Video

    Is Europe’s competitiveness torn in half?

    In recent years, many studies have highlighted the stark competitiveness divide that exists and… more

  • Scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton Forum Article

    Is Europe investing enough in research?

    The dangerous cocktail in many European countries of high debt and subdued growth calls for smart f… more