All Growth Is Based on Innovation

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Innovation, Dynamism, and Entrepreneurship.”   In looking at achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, we must ask ourselves: what does this growth look like, and what is the best way to achieve this particular type of growth? The Australian Government has…

The New Bottom Billion: Sino-African Trade as a Form of South-South Development Cooperation

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Development Policies for the New Bottom Billion.” There is an astonishing fact about some of the emerging middle-income countries: they actually give foreign aid. Despite having the bulk of the “new bottom billion,” countries like China, India, and South Africa…

Religion as a Starting Point

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Can Religion Help Solve Global Problems?” In lower Manhattan, a small blue plaque hanging on a wrought iron fence describes the building behind the gate. The building is St. Paul’s Chapel, built in 1766 and a towering example of religion’s…