With ‘Zero Visibility’ into the Russian Economy, the IMF is Parroting Putin’s Line
Rather than admitting ignorance, write Yale’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Stephen Roach, and Steven Tian, the IMF is accepting the Kremlin’s statistics—and fueling pessimism about the impact of sanctions.
What Happens When a Billion Identities Are Digitized?
The success of India’s Aadhaar, a biometrically secured national identification system, has ignited a debate over whether any entity, public or private, should have the ability to pool our full digital profiles.
A Global Crisis Requires Global Collaboration
On March 24, experts in finance, economics, and health from Global Network schools in seven countries gathered for an online conversation about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic fallout, and the path to recovery.
Study Suggests That Local Chinese Officials Manipulate GDP
A study by Yale SOM’s Frank Zhang suggests that local Chinese governments often push through projects without long-term economic value, or fabricate numbers outright, in order to meet GDP targets.
Coronavirus Could Hobble Chinese Economy at a Precarious Moment
We asked Stephen Roach, a senior fellow at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, what the epidemic could mean for the economy in China and the rest of the world.
What Does Carlos Ghosn’s Escape from Japan Say about the State of Global Commerce?
Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that while global executives may be cheering Carlos Ghosn’s dramatic escape, they should worry about the trends behind his legal peril.
Top Insights of 2019
In 2019, our most-read articles included research on the effects of racial stereotypes, two studies of the venture capital industry, and behavioral takes on riddles, photography, and the workplace.
Three Questions: Prof. David Bach on the NBA’s China Dilemma
We talked with Yale SOM Deputy Dean David Bach, an expert on business-government relations and global markets, about how world-spanning organizations should navigate conflicting values in key markets.
Despite Job Losses, U.S. Benefitted from Surge of Trade with China
When Chinese imports sharply rose from 2000 to 2007, American manufacturing jobs suffered, but other sectors benefitted, leading to a net increase in U.S. welfare.
What’s the State of Cybersecurity?
Yale Insights talks with Thomas Glocer, who has been helping to fend off cyber attacks for nearly two decades, as CEO of Thomson Reuters, a member of the Morgan Stanley board, and co-founder and executive chairman of the cyber defense firm BlueVoyant.
With FCA-Renault-Nissan Drama, Who Needs Game of Thrones?
The proposed merger between Renault and Fiat Chrysler would create the world's third-largest automaker and could reshape the future of electric and self-driving cars. But Yale SOM's Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that the merger is a fundamentally human drama.