The magazine of international economic policy.

From the Fall 2004 issue

Can the Earth Support Chinese Growth?

The coming boom-bust cycle.

By Tadashi Nakamae

The Emerging Global Dollar Zone

A fleeting coincidence of events or a powerful new underlying force?

By Criton M. Zoakos

China and the Financing of American Debt

Watch the all-important commodity-producing nations.

By David Hale

China’s Secret Ambition

To compete with America in America.

By K. Philippa Malmgren

Why Oil Could Go to $60

As the world teeters on the precipice of another crisis, it’s time for a contingency plan.

By Philip K. Verleger, Jr.

Corporate Debt Rejection

The real reason global interest rates are so low.

By Richard C. Koo

The Coming Private Pension Plan Crisis

The unavoidable consequences of dollar manipulations and widening U.S. trade deficits.

By Roger M. Kubarych

America’s Financial Mess

It’s time to eliminate the U.S. saving deficiency.

By Ronald I. McKinnon

A Fed Retrospective

Al Broaddus, until recently Chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, tackles the bond market, inflation targeting, and Chinese capital flows. A TIE exclusive interview.

Who Should Be the Next Fed Chairman?

TIE asked dozens of experts: Who should assume the post many describe today as “central banker to the world”?

A symposium of views

Managing Risk

A skeptic’s view of Basel II.

By Christopher Whalen

Lemons Into Lemonade

How the United States turned an ugly accounting scandal into a mighty lever for global financial oversight and regulation.

By Klaus C. Engelen

Thinking the Unthinkable

Combining the IMF and World Bank?

By Fritz Fischer

Germany’s Psychosis of Defeat

A long-time admirer tells how Germany, like the United States in the 1970s, faces a profound crisis of confidence.

By Richard W. Fisher

Just Say No

Regarding Turkey’s bid for EU membership, think “neighbor” instead of “family.”

By Paul J.J. Welfens

Big Bad Dreams

Once again, TIE asked Washington’s master catastrophist to lay out his most worrisome disaster scenarios. Here are the results.

By Michael Ledeen

Misplaced Fears

Why the outsourcing scare is overblown.

By Milton Ezrati

Europe’s No Basket Case

A review of Cowboy Capitalism: European Myths, American Reality.

By Philippe Legrain