Global Economy, August, 2009
In a volume edited by CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow Manmohan Agarwal, leading experts consider India’s prospects for sustainable growth. The contributors consider such issues as foreign direct investment, technological capacity, reservations for minorities in educational institutions and energy scarcity.
What is the future of the US dollar as an international currency? Will predictions of its demise prove just as inaccurate as those that have accompanied major international financial crises since the early 1970s? Analysts disagree, often profoundly, in their answers to these questions. In The Future of the Dollar, leading scholars of the dollar's international role bring multidisciplinary perspectives and a range of contrasting predictions to the question of the dollar's future. This timely book provides readers with a clear sense of why such disagreements exist and outlines a variety of future scenarios and possible political implications for the United States and the world.
The third major collapse of talks in the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations on July 28, 2008, in Geneva prompted more than one participant at an international roundtable of trade experts sponsored by CIGI to suggest that it was time for reflection — on the Round, on other mechanisms to manage trade negotiations, on the future of the World Trade Organization (WTO) itself, and more generally on the institutional requirements of the emerging multipolar global economy. The participants at CIGI’s annual meeting of trade experts on September 11-12, 2008, were challenged with recommending how the international institutional framework might be reshaped to meet the needs of today’s more highly integrated globalized world economy.