At the Intersection of Business and Global Affairs

Policy Responses to Covid19

International Monetary Fund Policy Tracker

G20 Trade Ministers Meet by Video to Tackle Coronavirus Disruptions

The New York Times, March 30, 2020

Will the Coronavirus End Globalization as We Know It?

The Pandemic Is Exposing Market Vulnerabilities No One Knew Existed

Foreign Affairs, March 16, 2020

Uber Sells Food Delivery Business in India

The ride-hailing giant agreed to sell Uber Eats in India to rival Zomato, continuing its recent efforts to exit money-losing businesses.

The New York Times, January 20, 2020

What It Takes To Make Clothes In The USA

WBUR , January 17, 2020

The 2010s Marked A Turn In Globalization — What Comes Next?

Forbes, January 7, 2020

This Christmas, let’s be thankful for the gifts of trade and innovation. And cake.

The Washington Post, December 24, 2019

Brexit’s Advance Opens a New Trade Era

The decisive Conservative victory in Britain leaves no doubt that in today’s global equation, national interests are supreme and globalization is suspect.

The New York Times, December 14, 2019

Europe pledges carbon neutrality by 2050 — but it can’t get one of its biggest coal users on board

The Washington Post, December 13, 2019

Boeing’s Next Jet Faces More Scrutiny From Foreign Regulators, Amid 737 MAX Crisis

In unusual move,regulators in Europe, Middle East plan independent certification reviews of Boeing’s next new aircraft

The Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2019

Big Tech’s Toughest Opponent Says She’s Just Getting Started

Margrethe Vestager won praise for her oversight of the tech industry. Now, with more authority from the European Union, she envisions a more aggressive agenda.

The New York Times, November 19, 2019

McDonald’s Global Presence and the Three-Legged Stool, November 13, 2019

Doing Well By Doing Good: How Hershey, AMD And The 2020 Just 100 Are Redefining Corporate Behavior

Forbes, November 12, 2019

Buying Chocolate For Halloween? The Production Of Cocoa Is Scarier Than You Think

Forbes, October 22, 2019

“Do the Right Thing,” Says Jeffrey Sachs

Economist Jeffrey Sachs believes that business-as-usual has become a largely unsustainable system.

OECD Podcasts, October 2019

Political Risk Is Revived in Latin America as Protests Spread

Bloomberg, October 20, 2019

China lashes out at Western businesses as it tries to cut support for Hong Kong protests

Well-known brands including Tiffany and the NBA have felt China’s wrath

The Washington Post, October 8, 2019

This is what the World Avocado Congress left

Latin American Post, October 2, 2019

Competition Without Catastrophe: How America Can Both Challenge and Coexist With China

Foreign Affairs, September/October 2019

Oil Giants, Under Fire From Climate Activists and Investors, Mount a Defense

New York Times, September 23, 2019

Oil’s Swings Reinforce Saudi Arabia’s Key Role in Energy Markets

While other countries have sizable production potential, that supply can’t necessarily cushion the market when Saudi exports get disrupted

The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2019

The Redmond doctrine

Lessons from Microsoft’s corporate foreign policy

The Economist, September 12, 2019

What an African free-trade deal means for the world

Washington Post, September 9, 2019

Fitch Downgrades Hong Kong Over China’s Stronger Hand

New York Times, September 6, 2019

G7 and fashion houses join forces to make clothes more sustainable

Climate crisis pushes retailers to reduce their impact on the environment.

The Guardian, August 21, 2019

Changing climate imperils global food and water supplies, new U.N. study finds

Agriculture and other land use accounts for 23 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.

The Washington Post, August 8, 2019

‘Ready to Rumble’: U.S.-China Fight Puts World Economy on the Brink

A trade war spills into the realm of currency, with no end in sight.

New York Times, July 29, 2019