After the Fall: The Future of Global Cooperation

This report is available to download free of charge at VoxEU.org.

The world economy faces its most serious test since the 1930s. The financial crisis that began in 2007 has yet to run its course, and the immediate future of global economic activity is not promising. The longer-term future of the international economic order is also in doubt, with broad concern about everything from financial fragility and recurring macroeconomic imbalances to stalled trade negotiations and the prospect of currency wars.
The 14th Geneva Report on the World Economy asks: What are likely to be the principal issues facing the international economy over the next decade? What could a realistic analysis hope for in the way of progress in confronting the problems of the future? What are the constraints imposed by the realities of international and domestic politics? What forms of international economic cooperation are most important to pursue, and most likely to be achieved?