The magazine of international economic policy.

From the Spring 2018 issue

The End of Carbon Fuels?

Some experts argue that the efficiencies of solar energy and electricity storage technology have made quantum improvements in just the last eighteen months. The surprise is not the emergence of these disruptive technologies, but the speed with which they are coming on stream. Who will be the winners and losers?

Featuring commentary from Marco Annunziata, Martin Neil Baily, W. Bowman Cutter, Andrew DeWit, Deborah Gordon, Gary N. Kleiman, Robert E. Litan, Edward N. Luttwak, Robert A. Manning, J.W. Mason, Wolfgang Münchau, Daniel Pipes, Roger B. Porter, Jeffrey D. Sachs, and Bret Swanson

A symposium of views

The IMO Iceberg

How marine fuel sulfur restrictions could risk catastrophe.

By Philip K. Verleger, Jr.

Rethinking the Twenty-First-Century Economy

A new role for digital taxation.

By Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz

Ready or Not?

Critics charge the European Central Bank is unprepared in the event of another global financial crisis. Fair criticism? The views of three eminent observers—Jörg Asmussen, Otmar Issing, and Heiner Flassbeck.

The New Game in Town

Taking into account climate risk in bank risk management.

By Andreas Dombret

Crisis, Rinse, Repeat

Comparing 2007 and 1929.

By J. Bradford DeLong

The Insider

John Williams takes the helm of the New York Fed.

By Michelle Celarier

Understanding Today's Trade Friction

Insights for game theory.

By Mohamed A. El-Erian

Who Loses in a Sino-U.S. Trade War?

The non-Chinese Asian economies could be hit hard.

By Chi Lo

Chinese Storytelling

Struggling to tell it "well."

By Yuen Yuen Ang

Off the News

Valuing markets, Amazon's twenty-year return, and beware the big three: Demographics, automation, and inequality.

Letter from Berlin

Europe's "Humilitation"

By Klaus C. Engelen