New Bretton Woods

By Jeffrey D. Sachs

Governments meet in Doha this weekend to review the global system of development financing, the means by which resources flow globally to support sustainable development. The system is broken, though the conferees are unlikely to say so clearly. Read more

By Richard Portes

Expectations for the G20 meeting on November 15 are excessive. It will not agree on changes to the institutions of global governance, nor will it come up with an ‘n-point plan’ for dealing with the crisis. Read more

By Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi

A “new Bretton Woods” is the name given to a summit next month of leaders of the world’s top economies to map out a response to the global financial crisis.

The New York meeting received this label because it aims to reconsider the structure and the role of international economic institutions such as the G7, the International Monetary Fund and the Financial Stability Forum. Read more