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By Michael Spence - Feb 13,2020
MILAN — Climate change was at the forefront of last month’s World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Younger participants, in particular, underscored the challenge ahead, with the teenage activist Greta Thunberg delivering a powerful speech on the subject.
By Michael Spence - Jan 06,2020
FORT LAUDERDALE — As one advances in age, one tends to mark each new year by reflecting on the broader developments that have run in parallel with one’s own lifetime.
By Michael Spence - Aug 03,2019
MILAN — The eighteenth-century British economist Adam Smith has long been revered as the founder of modern economics, a thinker who, in his great works “The Wealth of Nations” and “The Theory of Moral Sentiments”, discerned critical aspects of how market economies funct
By Michael Spence - Jun 29,2019
MILAN — Western attitudes towards digital technology have soured in recent years, as once-celebrated innovations have begun to reveal their downsides.
By Michael Spence - May 30,2019
MILAN — For much of the post-World War II period, economic policy has focused on unemployment.
By Michael Spence - May 07,2019
MILAN — The global economy is undergoing very large structural shifts, driven by three megatrends. One is the digital transformation of the foundations on which economies are built and run.
By Michael Spence - Jan 22,2019
MILAN — China’s strategy for economic growth has been a work in progress since Deng Xiaoping launched the country’s “reform and opening up” in 1978.
By Michael Spence - Dec 29,2018
MILAN — About a decade ago, the Commission on Growth and Development (which I chaired) published a report that attempted to distill 20 years of research and experience in a wide range of countries into lessons for developing economies.
By Michael Spence - Sep 30,2018
MILAN — The global economy is undergoing a far-reaching transformation.
By Michael Spence - Aug 26,2018
MILAN — Just before the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered a financial crisis that would engulf the world economy, the Commission on Growth and Development published an assessment of emerging-economy growth strategies, aimed at drawing lessons from previ

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