The magazine of international economic policy.

From the Fall 2011 issue

The Eurozone’s Last Hawk

Tough talk about the long and arduous path to recovery.

By Jens Weidmann

Savior or Villain?

How Germans view Jean-Claude Trichet’s legacy.

By Klaus C. Engelen

Behind the Throne

With Republicans gaining power in the U.S. Congress, which staff members are wielding the most influence? A behind-the-scenes look from a veteran Washington reporter.

By Fred Barnes

Untapped Resource

World Bank President Robert Zoellick knows more about international governmental institutional arrangements than anyone in the world. He should lead the effort for a new global growth agenda.

An exclusive interview

The Rogoff-Reinhart Thesis

The Rogoff-Reinhart thesis implies that in the initial stages of the financial crisis, well-meaning policymakers misdiagnosed the problem. Some influential economic thinkers offer their perspectives.

A symposium of views

Unconventional Wisdom

In their new book, What’s Next: Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy, David and Lyric Hale cherrypick the best of the best of the world’s economic seers.

Can Japan Come Back?

Is the world underestimating the chances for Japan to achieve at least a modest rebound? At a time of global overcapacity in manufacturing, could Japan’s lifeline be an aggressive move toward services?

A symposium of views

Chinese Risk

The truth behind China’s massive local government debt.

By Chi Lo

The Case for Regulation

The former Reagan adviser and Wall Street Journal editorial writer offers some surprising insights.

By Paul Craig Roberts

On Government Activism

The argument that there are “limits” is highly exaggerated.

By Richard Katz

Growth and Society’s Moral Character

Six years ago, Professor Ben Friedman wrote the important book The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. How have things changed since then? Journalist John Berry interviews the Harvard economist.

Off the News

Draghi’s “Constâncio problem,” a G-20 conversation stopper, reboot the IMF, and more.

From the Founder

America’s Tel Aviv Syndrome

By David Smick