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The World Bank Embraces Jobs but Not the Institutions that Support Them Article
The World Bank headquarters is seen in Washington, D.C. (AP/Lawrence Jackson)

The World Bank Embraces Jobs but Not the Institutions that Support Them

The World Bank’s new World Development Report doesn’t go far enough in embracing the importance of labor market institutions, such as a minimum wage and collective bargaining, in making jobs the driver of economic growth.

Sabina Dewan

Germany’s Lessons for a Strong Economy Article
Michael Vassiliadis, president of Germany’s industrial union for Mine,  Chemical and Energy Workers, or IG BCE, and the newly created European  trade union federation IndustriAll, credits strong unions and culture of dialogue with business as the keys to Germany's relative weathering of the global financial crisis. (AP/ Axel Heimken)

Germany’s Lessons for a Strong Economy

Knut Panknin presents the views of a top industrialist and a union leader on Germany’s economic success, both of whom agree that a well-paid workforce is essential to strong economic growth.

Knut Panknin

Getting the G-20 Behind More Effective Global Trade Rules Article
President Barack Obama talks with World Trade Organization Secretary General Pascal Lamy, who warns that “the discrepancy between the commitments taken [by the G-20 countries to  avoid protectionism] and the actions on the ground add to credibility  concerns.” (AP/ Charles Dharapak)

Getting the G-20 Behind More Effective Global Trade Rules

Sabina Dewan and Jordan Bernhardt detail how the upcoming G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico could result in meaningful global trade reform.

Sabina Dewan, Jordan Bernhardt

The Path to a Successful Economic Transition in Egypt Report
The United States' role in helping create an economic environment that is conducive to the creation of good jobs in Egypt is now more important than ever. (AP/Ben Curtis)

The Path to a Successful Economic Transition in Egypt

Sabina Dewan, James Hairston, and Jordan Bernhardt contend that the United States must make Egypt’s economy the focus of its assistance to the country.

Sabina Dewan, James Hairston, Jordan Bernhardt

Japan’s Inclusion Makes the Trans-Pacific Partnership a Big Opportunity Article
Women ride bicycles past Sony Corporation headquarters in Tokyo. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would benefit  well-known Japanese businesses such as Toyota and Sony and give U.S. businesses better access to Japanese markets. (AP/Katsumi Kasahara)

Japan’s Inclusion Makes the Trans-Pacific Partnership a Big Opportunity

A regional trade agreement being hammered out this week in Dallas could lead to improved trade between the United States and Japan once they get over a few hurdles, write Jordan Bernhardt and Sabina Dewan.

Jordan Bernhardt, Sabina Dewan

Filling in the Gaps in Our Trade Intelligence Article
President Barack Obama’s executive order creating a beefed-up trade enforcement office means our domestic trade laws and agreements will be more aggressively enforced. But we need to do more to fill in large intelligence gaps about foreign and domestic trade activities. (AP/Susan Walsh)

Filling in the Gaps in Our Trade Intelligence

Sabina Dewan says that a new trade enforcement office and possible crackdown on China solar panel subsidies don’t address the root of the problem.

Sabina Dewan

Why We Need an Equal Global Workforce Article
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Why We Need an Equal Global Workforce

Increasing women’s labor participation is not just about fairness, writes James Hairston. It’s good for business.

James Hairston

Rebuilding the Syrian Economy After Assad Article
Villagers chant antigovernment slogans during a demonstration organized after a man killed during clashes between the Free Syrian Army and Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's forces in Sarmin, Syria, Tuesday, February 28, 2012. (AP/Rodrigo Abd)

Rebuilding the Syrian Economy After Assad

Jordan Bernhardt says it’s not too early to start thinking about how to reintegrate Syria back into the global economy in ways that help its people most swiftly.

Jordan Bernhardt

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