The magazine of international economic policy.

From the Spring 2020 issue

Is the World Still at Risk of the “Japan Disease”?

Three years ago, TIE asked whether significant parts of the world were at risk of becoming like Japan, with its high debt and stagnant economy. Now, with the world economy in meltdown as a result of the coronavirus, we ask the question again.

A symposium of views

The Case for Reviving a Rules-Based Multilateralism

But what will be America’s role?

By Mansoor Dailami

The Kohn View

… on Powell, Trump, Covid-19, and Volcker. TIE Founder and Editor David Smick and Executive Editor Owen Ullmann interview Donald Kohn, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Trump’s China Dilemma

Time for less talk and more smart action.

By Derek Scissors

The Crypto-Renminbi Challenge to the Dollar

Maybe not soon, but it’s coming.

By Chi Lo

India’s Hyderabad Story

How poverty was dramatically reduced.

By Matthew Rees and Phil Harvey

The Tragedy of India’s Poor

Despite his poor performance, Modi remains popular.

By Pranab Bardhan

Misreading Germany

Its strength is in its boring stability and political reason.

By Holger Schmieding

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The European Central Bank’s struggles between two courts of justice.

By Otmar Issing

“A Meaningless Jeremiad Presaging Armageddon”

A review of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff.

By Norman A. Bailey

The Great Trade Liberalization Debate

A review of Free Trade and Prosperity: How Openness Helps Developing Countries Grow Richer and Combat Poverty by Arvind Panagariya.

By Matthew Rees

Off the News

Fears of the shrewd Chinese superpower, Hong Kong sanctions, India’s land pool, and dependence on Chinese pharmaceutical exports.

View from the Beltway

A changed America.

By Owen Ullmann

Letter from Japan

The Rodney Dangerfield of the global order.

By Paul Blustein

Letter from Germany

Europe’s Covid-19 battle.

By Klaus C. Engelen