Raffaele Marchetti (LUISS): Modes of Governance for the Global Commons. Andre Broome (Warwick): Crisis and Reform in Global Economic Governance. Daniel Drache (York): The Return of the Public Domain after the Triumph of Markets: Revisiting the Most Basic of Fundamentals. John C. Coffee Jr. (Columbia): Extraterritorial Financial Regulation: Why E.T. Can't Come Home. Lukas Haffert and Philip Mehrtens (Max Planck): From Austerity to Expansion? Consolidation, Budget Surpluses, and the Decline of Fiscal Capacity. Josiah Ober and Barry R. Weingast (Stanford): Is Development Uniquely Modern? Athens on the Doorstep. Gunes Gokmen (NES): Are Cultural Differences a Barrier to Trade? Hakan Yilmazkuday (FIU): Forecasting the Great Trade Collapse. Jac C. Heckelman (Wake Forest) and Andrew T. Young (WVU): How Global Is Globalization? Dani Rodrik on how the paradox of globalisation is that pushing it too far undermines its own institutional foundations. Alexander Svitych on the end of globalization and renaissance of the welfare state. The introduction to Issues and Actors in the Global Political Economy by Andre Broome. Simon Johnson on the rich country trap. Deepak Nayyar on developing countries in the world economy. Who should lead the global economy? Harold James and Domenico Lombardi wonder. Dani Rodrik on the real heroes of the global economy. In 2001 the world began talking about the Bric countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China — as potential powerhouses of the world economy; now there’s talk of the "Mint" countries — Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey — as emerging economic giants.