The magazine of international economic policy.

From the Fall 2015 issue

The Meaning of VW

The German auto industry’s woes are a tip-off that German industry is unprepared for the future.

By Wolfgang Münchau

Is European Integration in Trouble?

To what degree has the refugee situation put European integration at risk? Twenty noted policy experts offer their analyses, including Hannes Androsch, Jörg Asmussen, Michael Calingaert, Lorenzo Codogno, Marek Dabrowski, Sebastian Dullien, Barry Eichengreen, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Michael Emerson, Heiner Flassbeck, Daniel Gros, Gustav A. Horn, Martin Hüfner, Michael Hüther, Thomas Mayer, Philippe Riès, Holger Schmieding, Miroslav Singer, Klaus F. Zimmermann, and Criton M. Zoakos.

A symposium of views

The Merkel Years

For the first time, the Chancellor’s leadership is in serious question.

By Klaus C. Engelen

The Core Problem

TIE founder and editor David Smick recently sat down with former Treasury Secretary and Obama economic adviser Larry Summers to discuss the state of the world economy.

An exclusive interview

Advice for the Next American President

The world’s economic and financial systems are under enormous pressure. Sixteen noted observers offer their views on the most critical global and domestic financial and economic issues the next president must address in order to bring stability to the global system. Featuring commentary by Anders Åslund, Martin Neil Baily, Dean Baker, C. Fred Bergsten, Jared Bernstein, Bernard Connolly, Richard N. Cooper, Joseph E. Gagnon, James E. Glassman, George R. Hoguet, Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Desmond Lachman, Arthur B. Laffer, Greg Mastel, Jeffrey R. Shafer, and Criton M. Zoakos.

A symposium of views

Gathering Storm II

Get ready for a potential Category 5 energy hurricane, political instability included.

By Philip K. Verleger, Jr.

A Weaker Yuan Is Inevitable

And necessary for China if the world is to avoid a new crisis.

By Diana Choyleva

China’s Broken Promises

Its manipulation of its World Trade Organization commitments is damaging the global trading system.

By Stephen Ezell

China’s Silk Road Strategy

The opportunities and pitfalls of “killing three birds with one stone.”

By Chi Lo

The Complications of Liftoff

The Federal Reserve’s struggle to normalize interest rates.

By John M. Berry

Off the News

Insights into demographics, immigration, and income; and a remembrance of Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of Germany.

The Candidates on the International Economy

Trade, China, jobs, Dodd-Frank, and the gold standard.

Letter from Berlin

Finance Minister Schäuble slams on the brakes.