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The international economy

The Lowy Institute Voters' Guide to International Policy addresses the sort of questions we should be putting to our political leaders.Section 3 of the Guide, 'The International Economy', by Mark Thirlwell, Program Director International Economy, is available here

More second thoughts

Earlier this year in Lowy Institute Paper 18, 'Second thoughts on globalisation', Mark Thirlwell looked at how the globalisation-powered rise of China and India was disconcerting some in the developed world, and prompting a re-evaluation of the costs and benefits of globalisation. This Lowy

Prime Minister outlines his agenda

In a speech to the Lowy Institute on 27 August, the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. John Howard MP, outlined his objectives for the Sydney meeting of APEC, the most significant international gathering ever held in Australia. Mr Howard spoke about APEC activities in the fields of trade, regional

Sensible climate policy

The release of the report by the Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading has received a lot of attention. The broad philosophy of that report is based on the McKibbin-Wilcoxen Blueprint, an approach developed by the Lowy Insitute's Professorial Fellow, Warwick McKibbin and Professor Peter

Between intensive care and the crematorium

In October 2006, Mark Thirlwell presented a paper at a dialogue on 'WTO at crossroads? Experiences and expectations around the Doha Agenda'. The dialogue was held in Singapore and conducted by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Office and the WTO Secretariat. The meeting brought together some 40

Loose use of liquidity just confuses the issue

In this opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review, Lowy Institute Visiting Fellow Stephen Grenville argues that the concept of international liquidity is frequently used loosely, and in too many different ways, to be analytically useful. Australian Financial Review, 26 March 2007, p. 23

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: The year ahead 2007 - Lowy Institute Scholars presentation

At the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 7 February, the Lowy Institute's scholars discussed what we should be keeping an eye out for in international policy in 2007.Dr Michael Fullilove, the Program Director for Global Issues, discussed global trends and the United States. Mark Thirlwell, the Program

Globalisation and capital flows

In this Lowy Institute Perspective, Stephen Grenville argues that volatile international capital flows are once again becoming a problem for emerging market economies.These countries would be in a stronger position to manage these flows if the “international financial architecture” – the rules

After Doha: II. Is globalisation history?

Reflecting on the repeated failure of the Doha Round of international trade negotiations, this paper takes a look back at the stresses and strains that afflicted an earlier globalisation episode to look for lessons about the current difficulties facing economic liberalisation

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