China and India, with their high economic growth trajectories, offer the planet a significant opportunity to reduce carbon emissions provided they invest in climate-smart infrastructure. The globe is also becoming increasingly water stressed. Understanding the energy-water-climate nexus is critical to achieving sustainable development. Chapter in Book, "Climate Change," Nov 2012.
Energy & Resources
Targeting the Future: Smarter, Cleaner Infrastructure Development Choices.
China's Green Future
Understanding China's huge energy-related challenges illuminates the out-sized opportunity for America. Beijing's energy goals can be fast-tracked with the help of American companies, and both countries will benefit from enhanced green trade routes. Published in Far Eastern Economic Review, December 2008.
Sustainable Growth for China
When capital markets and green infrastructure combine, the world’s economic system and ecosystem have everything to gain by teasing apart the infrastructure and climate change-related issues for China. The Chinese Economy, Oct./Nov 2011
Paving the Path for India's Growth
For India's rapid growth to continue, investment in infrastructure would need to double, from 5% of GDP to an estimated 9% by 2012 -- or $500 billion. Utilizing global capital markets and the private sector is the way forward for greater efficiency, transparency, and proper incentives. Far Eastern Economic Review, March 2008.
Complementing Economic Advances in India: A New Approach in Financing Infrastructure Projects
The proposed global capital market approach coupled with financial innovations could help smooth the frictions, which lie at the root of India's infrastructure development problems. Published in Journal of Structured Finance (summer 2007) with co-author distinguished finance professor Andrew Chen. Provided upon request.
Sustainable Development for India: Solving the Infrastructure Puzzle.
Adapted version of JSF paper. (unpublished manuscript)
Unleashing Latent Potential in Africa: Removing the Barriers in Financing Infrastructure
Discusses how the need for infrastructure development inhibits growth and private sector involvement. A new approach to financing large-scale projects is revealed with implications for the international financial community and policymakers. Entered in the 2006 International Finance Corporation/Financial Times research paper competition.
Health care and retirement security issues
A number of articles, guides, and white papers have been written on this subject.
Retirement Security in the 21st Century
Planning for Longevity: A Modern Retirement Guide
Paying for Health Care in Retirement: A Modern Guide to Health Care Planning
Globalization's New Equations
Finding Order in Chaos. Discusses the events, which have given globalization its forward thrust, countries' responses, and how policymakers need to recognize and adapt to the new economic conditions and challenges. (Feb 2006)
Surveying the New Landscape of Monetary Policy Challenges.
Explains how globalization is changing the way in which businesses and countries conduct themselves, with particular attention to its impact on monetary policy. The US economy, technological advances and competition are highlighted as well. (Aug 2005)