The Essence of Japan’s Plight

A failure to realize that this is not your father’s economy

EconVue Spotlight September/October 2021: The Great Fall of China

In 2003 David Hale and I wrote an oft-cited article in Foreign Affairs, China Takes Off. Nearly two decades later, has China’s inevitable deceleration begun?

The New New Economy: How We Got Here & What's Next

Economist Robert Shapiro shares his insights on economic policymaking and the future of the US economy, and the dark side of globalization

Karen Petrou: Are Federal Reserve Banks Forever?

This article is written by Karen Petrou and originally appeared in Federal Financial Analytics.

9/11, Latin America, and the Impermanence of Strategic Concepts

An essay on how 9/11 altered the trajectory of the US relationship with Latin America. 

Gaming Payment at the Healthcare Casino

In the classic movie drama “Casablanca,” cynical restaurateur Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) operates the rollicking Rick’s Café Américain in occupied French Morocco during the early years of World War II. France’s Vichy government controlled Morocco at that time and was collaborating with the Nazis in their quest to conquer North Africa.

DiDi and the Risks of Expanding Chinese E-Commerce in Latin America

This is my newest work on the Chinese rideshare company DiDi, and the broader risk of expanding Chinese eCommerce in Latin America.