AfricaEconomic Development

Georgia Tech and Liberia Share 'Go Fix It' Attitude

by Michael Best The Georgia Institute of Technology has granted Michael Best, who teaches in the university’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and College of Computing, a four-year leave of absence so he can assume the position of director of a newly formed United Nations institute in Macau, China.The United Nations Institute of Computing and Society focuses on the key challenges faced by developing societies in the field of computing and information technologies. The Institute seeks to enhance capacities in computing and the innovative application of information technology through policy-relevant research programs as well as doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. Dr. Best's commentary follows: More

Auditing the Federal Reserve Is a Frightening Idea. Here's Why.

by Sheila Tschinkel Sheila Tschinkel served as senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and was a member of the bank’s Management Committee. She was the first woman in the Federal Reserve appointed to this position. In this capacity, she regularly attended meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve Bank’s monetary policy setting group. Under Ms. Tschinkel, the Atlanta Bank became the first Fed research department to specialize in finance as well as macroeconomic and regional issues. She currently is a visiting faculty member of the Economics Department at Emory University. More

Should HSBC or Its Executives Be Penalized in the 'Swiss Leaks' Morass?

by Sridhar Ramamoorti and Joseph W. Koletar Sridhar Ramamoorti, who teaches accounting at Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business, and Joseph W. Koletar, a retired FBI senior executive and special agent who has served as principal and director for fraud investigations of Ernst & Young LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP, last teamed up on a panel at the U.S. Commercial Service’s Discover Global Markets conference held in Atlanta on Nov. 5-6, 2014, to discuss corruption issues in Africa. More
AsiaEconomic Development

Guest Commentary: India's Future Growth, a 'Game Changer'

by Cedric L. Suzman The renowned economic commentator, Martin Wolf, in his Jan. 7, 2015 column in the Financial Times, wrote that “India … ought to be the world’s fastest growing major economy over the next two or three decades.” A Goldman Sachs report also says the country is on the verge of a new growth cycle. More

A 'Go Eat Give' Cultural Tour of Cuba

by Barbara Rose Barbara Rose, president of the consulting firm for non-profits, New Generation Partnerships Inc., visited Cuba on a Nov. 8-16 Go Eat Give tour of the country. More
AsiaEconomic Development

India's Growing Partnership With the U.S. Under Its New Government

by India Consul General Ajit Kumar It is indeed an honor for me to again address the 5th Annual US India Business Summit and 20th Annual Georgia Tech Business Forum. This is the largest conference in Southeast USA to promote growing partnership between India and United States. More

Building the World Affairs Council of Atlanta: Local Focus, Global Scope

by Wayne Lord On the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the founding of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, Global Atlanta invited me to offer some personal reflections about the founding of the Council and its role in Atlanta.  So, here they are. More

Guest Commentary: Students Must Think Less Like Americans

by Kurt P. Kuehn As college students head back to campus, I have what may seem a strange request for them: Try to think less like an American. More