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Making the Right Decisions in a Recession

Companies turn to ideology and imitation to make big decisions in hard times.

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The Increasing Number of Euro Fools

Central banks don’t determine all interest rates.

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France's Battle for Competitiveness

The country’s competitive standing has been sliding, but it has the means to reinvigorate its attractiveness.
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Doha Reborn, But Keep Making Baby Steps

A breakthrough agreement revives the “Doha round” of global trade talks and should be celebrated, but the next steps should be equally small, incremental ones.

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When Will People Avoid Corporations?

Colombian coffee growers take on Starbucks.

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Why the Iran Deal Was Beautiful

The recent nuclear deal showed some winning moves in multilateral negotiations that should not be underestimated.

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Marketing France as an Investment Destination

Our recent study, The State of France, finds that the country faces contradictory solutions to regaining its competitiveness.
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Four Missing Ingredients in Macroeconomic Models

It is refreshing to see top academics questioning some of the assumptions that economists have been using in their models.
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Austerity Won't Win the War

It is surprising that some still hold on to their economic theories even if the facts keep proving them wrong.
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Why FIFA Should Be Learning From Brazil

FIFA’s anxiety over Brazil’s progress on World Cup preparations is a perfect example of developed countries’ expectations that need to be adjusted to deal with emerging markets.

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The Price of Wise Forecasting

Crowds are better at predictions than individuals. But when everyone is doing it, the need for individual experts remains.
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From Stressed to Success: A Middle East Bank’s Turnaround

Since the global financial crisis, banks world-wide have struggled to rebuild balance sheets with a focus on openness and risk management strategies. One surprising success story comes from the Middle East, a region where corporate governance is still in its infancy.

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Where did the saving glut go?

The reasons for falling investment in advanced economies are debatable.

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Doing Good by Beating the Market

Our PV Buyback USA fund pays 10% of its performance fees to help INSEAD students in financial need. Here’s how it works.

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Stubborn Bankers

The response of German bank CEOs to the possibility of negative interest rates in the Eurozone to spur lending is wrong.