The Third Plenum: Prospects for Reform in China
Christian Murck (former president of the American Chamber of Commerce in China) evaluates the significance of these reforms, explains the motivations behind them, and discusses what next steps the leadership is likely to take in implementing them.
Islamic Finance: Sources of Growth and Prospects for Global Development
Daud Vicary Abdullah (The Global University of Islamic Finance) offers insights on the recent growth of Islamic finance, the development of the industry in Malaysia, and the hurdles to its continued development in the United States and other parts of the world.
China’s Growth Slowdown and Its Implications
NBR Analysis Brief
Dwight H. Perkins examines the economic environment facing China’s leaders as they prepare for the upcoming Third Plenum, which is expected to authorize significant economic reforms. He argues that the slowdown results from a confluence of factors and is likely to be the new, persistent reality for China and its economic partners.
India as a "Global Swing State": A New Framework For U.S. Engagement with India
As India continues its rise, a combination of factors may give it outsized influence on the global stage. NBR spoke with Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for New American Security, and Daniel Kliman, senior
advisor for the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, about their argument for why India is a
"global swing state" (along with Brazil, Indonesia, and Turkey). They outline what being a
"swing state" means for India's role in the international order and offer recommendations on how Washington should engage New Delhi within this framework.
How Can Japan Compete in a Changing Global Market?
An NBR roundtable brought together Edward Gresser (Progressive Economy), Toshikazu Okuya (Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and other experts from research, industry, and policy to assess how to strengthen Japan’s trade and economic policies. Read the roundtable report.
Japan's Entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Aurelia Mulgan George (University of New South Wales, Canberra) analyzes the factors in Japan’s decision to join the TPP under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, including the central role of “Abenomics.” She offers insights into how the Abe government might approach talks.
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Will Abenomics Restore Japanese Growth?
William W. Grimes
NBR Analysis Brief
William W. Grimes (Boston University) examines “Abenomics,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s comprehensive strategy for reigniting the Japanese economy, and argues that the policy’s success or failure will have profound implications not only for Japan but for regional and global economies.