Entries by tradevistas

Competition of Ideas

In the very big picture, the U.S.-China trade talks are really about a competition of ideas about how a free market operates – the invisible hand versus the hand of government. In this newsletter we launch a new series of articles focused on the relationship between competition policies and trade disciplines. We also take a look at the role of state-owned enterprises and various forms of subsidies in key economies such as China’s.

Will the Year of the Pig Bring Wealth?

How will trends around financial inclusion, electrification, education, conflict, and urbanization affect the global GDP race? As we say goodbye to 2018, World Bank economists offer some important insights about where global progress stands and what challenges we face in the years ahead. We summarize the highlights and share our top read posts on TradeVistas in 2018.