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William Nordhaus & Paul Romer

They Won This Year’s Nobel for Economics. Here’s Why Their Work Matters

This year's Nobel prize for economics has been shared by William Nordhaus and Paul Romer. Here's why they won, and why their work matters to us.

Chu, Yun-han Column
Remembering Hu Fu

Democratic Trailblazer and the Conscience of a Generation

Hu Fu, the premiere Academician of Political Science at the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica, passed away recently at the age of 86. He was the model of the liberal intellect. His legacy left a lasting impact on the transformation of Taiwanese democracy, from noted political commentator Lei Chen to former President Ma Ying-jeou.

Jamie Lin Column

Taiwan’s Best Ally in the Next 30 Years

Indonesia, a nation on the rise, is starting to display confidence when dealing with China. Nevertheless, in spite of the constant growth of its labor force and economy, it needs Taiwan to realize its objective of bridging its gaps.

World Economic Forum

How a Giraffe Puppet Can Change the World

In Ethiopia, where just over half of adults are still illiterate, the chances are that many young children will never be exposed to books before they start school. Bruktawit Tigabu, a former primary school teacher and now the CEO of Whiz Kids Workshop, is determined to close the gap...with a puppet giraffe.

Putting a Price Tag on Waste

Our Idea of What Makes a Company Successful Needs to Change

According to Dimitri de Vreeze, a member of the managing board of Dutch health, nutrition and materials company Royal DSM, valuing the success of a company by profitability and growth is outdated. He argues that successful companies need to consider social and environmental responsibilities as well as their profits.

US-China Trade War

Top Quotes from the World Economic Forum in China

Trade was top of the agenda at World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, as news broke of a further escalation in the tit-for-tat trade war between the world's two largest economies, the US and China. Politicians, business leaders and academics all had their say on the rift that is sending ripples through the global economy.