• Conceptualising Markets

    Conceptualising Markets

    • May 11, 2019

    By Pascale Massot and Julian Gruin

    Markets are ubiquitous in contemporary everyday life and society as well as central features of the global economy. Markets have political, economic, social, and cultural origins, as well as consequences. But in the public …

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  • What Makes a Market Economy?

    What Makes a Market Economy?

    • May 11, 2019

    By Alice Chessé

    What makes a market economy? To many, the answer is simple: they are countries where the market is the main mechanism of resource allocation. Yet, this intuitive definition is at odds with the political impact of the …

    By CIPS
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  • China, State Capitalism, and the Global Financial Order

    China, State Capitalism, and the Global Financial Order

    • May 11, 2019

    By Johannes Petry

    In 1989, capital markets did not exist in China. Fast forward to 2018, China’s capital markets have become the second largest equity markets, second largest futures markets, and third largest bond markets in the world. More …

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  • A Bad US–China Trade Deal Might Lead to Good Things for the WTO

    A Bad US–China Trade Deal Might Lead to Good Things for the WTO

    • March 2, 2019

    When President Donald Trump announced that the United States was going to delay hiking tariffs on Chinese goods, investors breathed a sigh of relief. Here was a reduction in the risk of an escalation in the trade spat between the

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  • Canada, China, and the Trump Doctrine

    Canada, China, and the Trump Doctrine

    • February 5, 2019

    The confrontation between Canada and China set off by the detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has escalated to near-crisis proportions. Canadian citizens have been detained, diplomats dismissed, ominous words uttered. Blame for the situation has been dispersed liberally. Canada …

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  • Indictments against Huawei: The Downside of Following the US Lead

    Indictments against Huawei: The Downside of Following the US Lead

    • January 31, 2019

    The US government has revealed more of its hand in its looming legal battle against the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Two separate US grand jury indictments against the company were unsealed on Monday, alleging criminal misconduct on the part of …

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