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Columns and Commentaries

Welcome to GDAE's Globalization and Sustainable Development Program commentaries page.  Here you will find notable columns and commentaries on a range of global issues from Timothy A. Wise, Kevin P.Gallagher, and Lyuba Zarsky.

All write regularly for the Triple Crisis Blog. Wise also contributes to the Global Post, Al Jazeera, and other outlets. Gallagher's columns have appeared in the Financial Times (read columns), Politico (read columns), and The Guardian (see columns).

Latest Columns and Commentaries

To end hunger, global policy can't be 'business as usual', Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, March 24, 2014

Malawi's paradox: Filled with both corn and hunger, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, February 25, 2014

Your iPhone Causes China's Pollution, Frank Ackerman, Huffington Post, February 12, 2014

Most African leaders not making promised investments in agriculture, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, February 6, 2014

Why it's dangerous to trust corporations to lead the fight against world hunger, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, January 31, 2014

Battle Won, The War Goes On, Timothy A. Wise, BW | Business World, January 7, 2014

How beer explains 20 years of NAFTA’s devastating effects on Mexico, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, January 2, 2014

Right to food wins 'defensive battle' in World Trade Organization deal, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, December 8, 2013

10 signs of US hypocrisy on India's food security programme, Timothy A. Wise, Firstpost, December 6, 2013

Trade facilitation has real costs and dubious gains, Jeronim Capaldo, Letter to the editor of the Financial Times, December 4, 2013

Timothy Wise

To end hunger, global policy can't be 'business as usual', Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, March 24, 2014

Malawi's paradox: Filled with both corn and hunger, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, February 25, 2014

Most African leaders not making promised investments in agriculture, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, February 6, 2014

Why it's dangerous to trust corporations to lead the fight against world hunger, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, January 31, 2014

Battle Won, The War Goes On, Timothy A. Wise, BW | Business World, January 7, 2014

How beer explains 20 years of NAFTA’s devastating effects on Mexico, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, January 2, 2014

Right to food wins 'defensive battle' in World Trade Organization deal, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, December 8, 2013

10 signs of US hypocrisy on India's food security programme, Timothy A. Wise, Firstpost, December 6, 2013

US opposition to ambitious Indian program a 'direct attack on the right to food, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, December 3, 2013

Commentary: And the prize goes to ... genetically modified foods, Timothy A. Wise, Global Post, October 23, 2013

Fiddling in Rome while our food burns, Timothy A. Wise and Marie Brill, Al Jazeera, October 17, 2013

Committee on World Food Security: Biofuels Intervention, Timothy A. WIse, presentation of Civil Society Mechanism intervention, October 8, 2013

Changing Course to Feed the World in 2050, Timothy A. Wise and Marie Brill, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, October 3, 2013

Measuring Hunger: A Response to the FAO, Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, June 21, 2013

The Damaging Links Between Food, Fuel and Finance: A growing threat to food security, Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, April 8, 2013 (Listed as a resource in Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest)

Food Crisis Update: Main Drivers of Price Volatility Still Not Addressed, by Timothy A. Wise and Sophia Murphy, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, February 12, 2013

A year of squandered opportunities to resolve the food crisis, by Timothy A. Wise and Sophia Murphy, IATP Commentary, January 31, 2013

Resolving the food crisis: The need for decisive action, Timothy A. Wise & Sophia Murphy, Al Jazeera, January 30, 2013 (Also reprinted in Third World Economics: Trends and Analysis)

Biofuels and Hunger: The Story from Guatemala, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, January 7, 2013

Biofuels and the Right to Food: Time for the US to get its head out of the sand, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, November 27, 2012

Other reasons behind high food prices, Timothy A. Wise, Letter to the Editor of the Financial Times, November 22, 2012

Global Food Security in a Volatile World, Timothy A. Wise, World Politics Review, November 6, 2012

US corn ethanol fuels food crisis in developing countries, Timothy A. Wise, Al Jazeera English, October 10, 2012

Growing Out of the Food Crisis: Mexican Smallholders Key to Food Sovereignty, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, October 10, 2012


If we want food to remain cheap we need to stop putting it in our cars
, by Timothy A. Wise, Economics Blog from The Guardian, September 5, 2012

Running on Empty: U.S. ethanol policies set to reach their illogical conclusion
, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, July 23, 2012

Spotlight G-20: Mexico’s Surreal Leadership on Food Security
, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, June 18, 2012

G-8 punts on food security … to the private sector, by Timothy A. Wise and Sophia Murphy, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, May 22, 2012

Spotlight G20: Will Mexico Lead Action on Biofuels, Food Crisis?
, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, May 16, 2012

New Data Confirms Food Crisis Model: Warns of coming price spikes, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, March 6, 2012

Hitting Them Where They Drive: Will rising gas prices prompt action on commodity speculation?, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, March 5, 2012

Resolving the Food Crisis: Global leaders fail to make crucial reforms, by Timothy A. Wise and Sophia Murphy, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, January 18, 2012. Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Spotlight G20: More fodder for the food price debates: ethanol, speculation drove prices, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, October 19, 2011.

U.S. Trade Policy: Moving Backwards in the 21st Century, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, September 15, 2011.

Spotlight G20: Identifying the drivers of price volatility, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, July 27, 2011.

Spotlight G20: New Evidence of Speculation in financialized commodities markets, by Timothy A. Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, July 14, 2011.

What Food Crisis? Measuring Global Hunger, by Timothy A Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, June 9, 2011.

Doha Goes on Life Support, by Timothy Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, May 16, 2011. Also available in Spanish.

High Food Prices: Do family farmers benefit? by Timothy Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, April 12, 2011.

Food Price Volatility: Market fundamentals and commodity speculation, by Timothy Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, January 27, 2011.

Are High Agricultural Prices Good or Bad for Poverty?, by Timothy Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, November 19, 2010.

Small-Scale Farmers and Development: Assume a different economic model, by Timothy Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, September 27, 2010.

Who Pays for Agricultural Dumping? Farmers in developing countries, by Timothy Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, July 29, 2010.

Going Beyond Immigration Policy by Timothy Wise, Foreign Policy in Focus, May 5, 2010.

Oped: Monopolies are Killing Our Farms by Timothy Wise, nationally syndicated starting April 12, 2010.

Agribusiness and the Food Crisis: A new thrust at anti-trust, by Timothy Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, March 22, 2010.

Aiding Haiti: Let’s get it right this time, by Timothy Wise, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, February 8, 2010.

Reforming North American Trade Policy, by Kevin Gallagher and Timothy Wise, Americas Program Commentary, December 3, 2009. Also available in Spanish.

"The WTO's Development Crumbs," By Timothy Wise, Foreign Policy in Focus, January 23, 2006.

"NAFTA: A Cautionary Tale," by Timothy Wise and Kevin Gallagher, published by Foreign Policy in Focus and the "Americas Program" of the Interhemispheric Resource Center, October 24, 2002. (Also available in Spanish.)

Kevin Gallagher, GDAE Reseacher from 1993-2013

Trade Deals Must Allow for Regulating Finance, Kevin Gallagher, Institute for New Economic Thinking blog, October 03, 2013

China’s Development Banks Go Global: The Good and the Bad, Kevin Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, September 9, 2013

Should China Deregulate Finance? Kevin P. Gallagher, The Globalist, July 17, 2013 (Reprinted by Valor Econômico, Jakarta Post, Japan Times, and Business Times)

China's development banks need to clean up their act, Kevin P. Gallagher, The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog, July 9, 2013

The U.S. as a Global Risk Generator, Kevin P. Gallagher, The Globalist, June 27, 2013 (Reprinted by Jakarta Post, China Daily, Japan Times, Valor Econômico, and Korea Times)

Time for a U.S. Pivot to Latin America, Kevin P. Gallagher, The Globalist, June 18, 2013 ((Reprinted by Canada's The Globe and Mail, South Africa's Business Report, China Daily USA, The Japan Times, and Valor Econômico)

Time for the US to rethink its LatAm strategy, Kevin P. Gallagher, beyondbrics in The Financial Times, May 31, 2013

Latin America playing a risky game by welcoming in the Chinese dragon, Kevin P. Gallagher, The Guardian, May 30, 2013

The Political Economy of Managing Capital Flows in South Korea and South Africa, Kevin P. Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, April 5, 2013

External factors’ crucial role in Brazil’s slowdown, Kevin P. Gallagher, Letter to the Editor of the Financial Times, March 27, 2013

IMF's New View on Capital Controls, Kevin P Gallagher and Jose Antonio Ocampo, Economic & Political Weekly Vol - XLVIII No. 12, March 23, 2013

Don’t trade away financial stability in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreeement, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Financial Times, March 6, 2013

China is the new bank in Latin America. Is it a better deal?, by Kevin P. Gallagher and Estefanía Marchán, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, February 11, 2013

Capital outflow should be regulated, Kevin P. Gallagher, Letter to the Editor of Financial Times, February 7, 2013

China, el nuevo banco de América Latina, Kevin P. Gallagher and Estefanía Marchán, El Universo, February 5, 2013

The IMF’s New Transfers Policy and the Trading System by Kevin P. Gallagher, Investment Treaty News, January 14, 2013

IMF May Be on Collision Course with Trade Policy, by Kevin P. Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, December 14, 2012

What was heresy is now (still far from) endorsed as orthodox at the IMF Kevin P. Gallagher, Al Jazeera, December 11, 2012

The IMF’s Half Step, Kevin P. Gallagher, Project Syndicate, December 5, 2012

Romney’s Latin American Trade Plan: The Devil is in the Detail, Kevin P Gallagher Americas Quarterly Blog, October 29, 2012

Development’s Last Giant? Remembering Alice Amsden, by Kevin P. Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, October 23, 2012

Mexico: Always Promising, by Kevin P. Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, October 11, 2012

Trade rules should not constrain fixing global finance, Kevin P. Gallagher, Al Jazeera, September 26, 2012.

Let’s not get ‘carried away’ by Bernanke’s latest twist, Kevin P. Gallagher, Financial Times, September 25, 2012

Brazil: Emerging markets can regulate global finance, Kevin P. Gallagher, Financial Times, July 10, 2012

Tired of Waiting for a 21st Century Trade Agreement: Developing Countries, the TPP, and Regulating Cross Border Finance, by Kevin P. Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, June 13, 2012

How does the G20 measure up on financial system reform, Kevin P. Gallagher, How do we know if the G20 is worth it? from CAFOD, June 2012

Blinded by the (Solar) Light, Kevin P. Gallagher, Financial Times, May 22, 2012

Los bancos chinos en América latina, Kevin P. Gallagher, Página/12, May 14, 2012

Historic Moment for the IMF, Kevin Gallagher, Stephany Griffith-Jones, and Jose Ocampo, Financial Times, May 29, 2012

Cross-border financial regulation is justified now more than ever, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Poverty Matters Blog from The Guardian, April 19, 2012

Close the flood gates of speculative capital flows, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Al Jazeera, April 11, 2012.

Over 100 Economists Endorse Jose Antonio Ocampo for World Bank President, by Kevin P. Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, April 4, 2012

José Antonio Ocampo for (World Bank) president, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Poverty Matters Blog from The Guardian, April 2, 2012

Guest post: Why Ocampo – not Kim – should be next World Bank president, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Financial Times, March 23, 2012

Forget the received wisdom: Chinese finance in Latin America is a win-win by Kevin P. Gallagher, The Guardian Poverty Matters Blog, March 16, 2012

Remembering Alice Amsden, by Kevin P. Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, March 16, 2012

Not a Great Deal for Asia, by Kevin P. Gallagher, The American Prospect, March 13, 2012

At 65, the IMF is changing - for the better, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Al Jazeera, March 12, 2012.

Taming the liquidity tide, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Financial Times March 8, 2012

Malaysia needs to maintain capital regulation tools, by Michael Lim Mah-Hui and Kevin P. Gallagher, The Edge Malaysia , March 5, 2012.

Yuan diplomacy, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Al Jazeera, February 29, 2012.

100 Economists Call for Trans-Pacific Trade Deal to Allow Capital Controls, by Kevin P. Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, February 28, 2012.

Guest post: Not so “sweetheart deals” from China in Latin America, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Financial Times, February 23, 2012

A Better Deal? Chinese Finance in Latin America, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Katherine Koleski and Amos Irwin, Americas Quarterly, February 16, 2012

Will the U.S.-Colombia FTA benefit Colombia? No, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Americas Quarterly, Winter 2012

Capital controls are not beggar thy neighbour, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Financial Times, January 23, 2012.

Bamboozled by the TPP: The Small Benefits and Real Costs of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, by Kevin P. Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, January 23, 2012.

The IMF must heed G20 decisions, by Kevin P. Gallagher, The Guardian, November 29, 2011.

Spotlight G20: BRICS should condition Euro bailouts on growth and more say, Kevin P. Gallagher,GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, November 3, 2011.

The G-20's helpful silence on capital controls, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Jose Antonio Ocampo and Stephany Griffith-Jones, Project Syndicate, October 30, 2011.

Beyond the G-20: Mitigating the Costs of Global Imbalances in the Absence of Global Coordination, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Global Policy Journal, October 28, 2011.

Trading Away Development:  The US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, Kevin P. Gallagher,GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, October 3, 2011.

An Intergovernmental Panel on Systemic Economic Risk, by Kevin Gallagher, Policy Innovations, May 10, 2011.

Controlling cross-border capital flows, by Kevin P. Gallagher, Stephany Griffith-Jones, José Antonio Ocampo, Korea Times, April, 25, 2011

Curbing Hot Capital Flows to Protect the Real Economy, by Stephany Griffith-Jones and Kevin Gallagher, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 46 No. 03, January 15 -21, 2011.

Latin America Must See China as a Trade Threat as well as a Partner,
by Kevin Gallagher, Financial Times, November 11, 2010.

Dangers of Unrestrained Commerce, by Kevin P Gallagher and Jayati Ghosh, Mint (daily newspaper of the Wall Street Journal in India), November 3, 2010.

Capital Controls are Prudent but Not Easy, by Kevin Gallagher, Financial Times, October 20, 2010.

Post-Crisis Economics: Are We All Structuralists Now? by Kevin Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, July 21, 2010.

US-China Investment Treaty: A Threat to Stability and Growth in China, by Kevin Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, June 15, 2010.

US trade agreements threaten emerging markets' financial stability by Kevin Gallagher, Financial Times, May 11, 2010.

Would the Real IMF Please Stand Up? by Kevin Gallagher, Financial Times, April 21, 2010.

Control that Capital, Foreign Policy, March 29, 2010 -- Kevin Gallagher welcomes the IMF's endorsment of capital controls to ease financial crises in developing countries.

Obama's "New" Trade Policy: What Happened to Multilateralism? by Kevin Gallagher, Policy Innovations, Carnegie Council, March 22, 2010.

Obama’s New Trade Agenda: What happened to multilateralism and development? by Kevin Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, March 17, 2010.

Financial Regulatory Reform and US Investment Treaties, by Kevin Gallagher, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, February 5, 2010.

Reforming North American Trade Policy, by Kevin Gallagher and Timothy Wise, Americas Program Commentary, December 3, 2009. Also available in Spanish.

"Congressional Testimony on Improving Investment Agreements," Kevin Gallagher, May 14, 2009.

"Global Crisis in Need of Global Solutions," by Kevin Gallagher, in Latin American Trade Network LATN Nexos 7, March 2009.

"Comment: Congress is right to oppose trade deal with Colombia," by Kevin Gallagher, Reuters, April 9, 2008.

"Greening U.S. Trade," by Kevin Gallagher, Policy Innovations, April 9, 2007.

"Is NAFTA Working For Mexico?" by Kevin Gallagher, The Environmental Forum, May/June 2006.

"CAFTA and the environment," by Kevin Gallagher, The Providence Journal, April 11, 2005.

"NAFTA: A Cautionary Tale," by Timothy Wise and Kevin Gallagher, published by Foreign Policy in Focus and the "Americas Program" of the Interhemispheric Resource Center, October 24, 2002. (Also available in Spanish.)

"Fast Track: Fix It or Nix It" by Kevin Gallagher, published by Foreign Policy in Focus and the "Americas Program" of the Interhemispheric Resource Center, January 25, 2002. (Also available in Spanish.)

"Have Faith in Free Trade: The Greatest Story Oversold" by Kevin Gallagher, Foreign Policy in Focus, June 2001.

 

Lyuba Zarsky

Spotlight Rio+20: A Hard Slog Towards Sustainability, by Lyuba Zarsky, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, June 25, 2012.

Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala, by Lyuba Zarsky, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, January 19, 2012.

Can Mining Promote Sustainable Development? Maybe, But Not Without State Muscle, by Lyuba Zarsky, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, November, 23, 2010.

Gold Fever: Global investor search for “safe haven” makes indigenous Guatemalan communities unsafe, by Lyuba Zarsky, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, July 2, 2010.

Climate Change and the Immigration Debate, by Lyuba Zarsky, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, May 19, 2010.

Cleaning up the Clean Development Mechanism: Performance Standards needed to ensure carbon reductions, development benefits, by Lyuba Zarsky, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, April 9, 2010.

Beyond Copenhagen: Searching for climate resilient development paths, by Lyuba Zarsky, GDAE Globalization Commentary, from Triple Crisis Blog, February 22, 2010.

Other GDAE Commentaries

Your iPhone Causes China's Pollution, Frank Ackerman, Huffington Post, February 12, 2014

"Is the United States a Pollution Haven?" by Frank Ackerman, published by Foreign Policy in Focus and the "Americas Program" of the Interhemispheric Resource Center, March 1, 2002.  (Also available in Spanish.)

The Global Development and Environment Institute’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program examines the economic, social and environmental impacts of economic integration in developing countries, with a particular emphasis on the WTO and NAFTA's lessons for trade and development policy. The goal of the program is to identify policies and international agreements that foster sustainable development.

 

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