Global economies & markets
What can railroad bonds from 150 years ago teach us about globalization, portfolio diversification and the cost of financial market segmentation? At a time when markets are increasingly isolated globally and limit opportunities to invest abroad, new research examines what investors are willing to pay to gain access to investment in foreign markets
Shadow banking is on the rise in China. This begs some important questions. Among them: Why? How is the shadow banking scene different in China vs. the U.S.? Do government regulations do what they intend to? Given the nature of shadow banking and the importance of the Chinese economy to the global economy, the situation bears examination.
The stock market crash, Gatsby’s parties, the New Deal, President Hoover and the actual timeline: So that we might learn from history, an expert in financial crises corrects some common misconceptions about the Great Depression.
Though agriculture is important to Nigerian economic activity and rice is a major food staple in Nigerian households, the domestic supply does not meet demand. The Value Chain Development Program public-private partnership is designed to improve the livelihoods of economically disadvantaged farmers.
In less than five years, Myanmar coffee went from a low-grade commodity to a high-value specialty sold for premium prices globally. Through training in farming, expertise and training itself — as well as attention to both the supply and demand sides of a market — Value Chains for Rural Development helped farmers and others across the value chain.
Environmental conservation and economic development can both be sustainable — and are not mutually exclusive. The Andean bear is a symbol of the potential for the multiple wins of preserving land and growing incomes in Colombia, where Conservamos la Vida serves as an example of a public-private partnership improving the world.
Uncover key insights from Darden experts examining the rapidly shifting geopolitical landscape and how new policies and actions can and will impact the global economy.
Though French President Emmanuel Macron entered office with huge popularity, his attempts at long-term economic growth through labor reform were met with plummeting approval ratings and even yellow-vest protests. What will the country do to balance social protections vs. taxes?
Professor Tomio looks at how bond purchases by the European Central Bank created a large mispricing between the market for German and Italian government bonds and their respective futures contracts.
Mexico experiences a huge degree of socioeconomic inequality. With a new president, tensions with the U.S., and a new trade deal, will it be able to escape the middle-income trap? Can it grow, be socially progressive, and keep its reputation as business-friendly with global investors?