News & Research

Let the Games Begin—and Let the True Math Be Revealed

Here in the United States, the long wait ends starting today. In the great state of Iowa, in about 12 hours from this missive hitting your inbox voters will congregate in...

Feb 01, 2016

Lessons on Leadership

It is one of the most pressing issues facing companies, government agencies, and educational institutions: what are the most effective styles of leadership, and how can they be developed? It...

Jan 25, 2016

How Your iPhone Can Help Save the WTO—and the Climate

Fresh off the death of the Doha Development Round, the World Trade Organization greets 2016 seeking renewed purpose. Here is one: assuage the drift left after last month’s global climate...

Jan 18, 2016

The Chinese Yuan, Global Markets, and Shooting Dirty Pool

Optimists that we are, your correspondents were looking for an exciting start to 2016. “Exciting” is one word that might describe the new year in global markets.Optimists that we are,...

Jan 11, 2016

Survival of the Nimblest

Technology continues to remake large swatches of the global economy. Want Exhibit A that the world of finance is being transformed? How about banks deciding whether to lend to you...

Dec 07, 2015

Leaders Helping Leaders?

Once a year, The Wall Street Journal convenes in Washington, D.C. its CEO Forum, at which over 100 CEOs of global companies gather to engage with each other, with policy...

Nov 30, 2015

Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish

The health of a body politic can often be gauged by its ability to act in the long-term, national interest. On that metric, all does not seem well in the...

Nov 23, 2015

The Betamax Bust and the Future of Global Business

Sony's Betamax gave television viewers the ability to record programs even while they weren’t watching them.Forty years ago this month, a breakthrough product appeared in U.S. retail...

Nov 16, 2015

How Refugees Can Revive Europe’s Economies

Refugees will deliver a long-term economic stimulus to the region.Continuing to stream into and across Europe, the refugees risking their lives for hope confront the continent’s policymakers...

Nov 02, 2015

The Financial-Inclusion Revolution

The banking industry is in the doldrums.The banking industry is in the doldrums.A sour cocktail of low interest rates and heightened regulation is squeezing the earnings of many...

Oct 26, 2015

Three Reasons to Support the TPP

A plurality of Americans support the Trans-Pacific Partnership.After many years that embodied about a gazillion person-hours of bleary-eyed yeoman-like effort, the 35-word statement issued in Atlanta, Ga., a few...

Oct 12, 2015

Brazil’s Dubious Destiny

Once called "the land of the future," Brazil struggles to live up to its potential.In 1941, an exiled Austrian writer, Stefan Zweig, moved to a city near Rio de Janeiro...

Oct 05, 2015

Who Has an Answer to the Puzzle of $53,657?

What do U.S. Presidential aspirants Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have in common? Quick flash quiz to start your week: What do U.S. Presidential aspirants Bernie Sanders and...

Sep 28, 2015

An Offer in the Oval Office

Here's what we hope President Obama says to China’s President Xi.China’s President Xi lands in Seattle tomorrow for a whirlwind tour of the United States. His...

Sep 21, 2015

Albert Einstein and the Global Economy

“Everything should be made as simple as possible—but not simpler,” counseled Albert Einstein. As with physics, so too with public policies aimed at addressing the world’s tensions of...

Sep 14, 2015

A Day for the History Books

U.S. economic policy must encourage investment and job creation.Expert historians often find nuggets in time that encapsulate for posterity deep and wide forces. Thursday, July 18, may end up...

Jul 30, 2013

The Remarks Chairman Bernanke Dreams of Delivering

Imagined remarks look toward a stronger economy. In remarks at his June 19 press conference, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discussed under what conditions the Fed’s...

Jul 08, 2013

Pork Goes Global

The Slaughter & Rees Report notes growing foreign investment in U.S. firms.The Slaughter & Rees Report sees the purchase of Smithfield Foods by a private Chinese firm as beneficial...

Jun 24, 2013