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JULY 2018

The US-China Trade Spat: My Interview with Xinhua – June 18, 2018


India Jumps 30 Places Higher in World Bank Rankings: Update on “Thousands of Hindu Gods – Made in China”


Xinhua Interviews Farok Contractor about China’s Economic Growth: October 10, 2017

PLUS: A version of my post Thousands of Hindu Gods—Made in China appeared as an article on YaleGlobal Online October 24, 2017 as  Made in China: Millions of Hindu Gods.


The G20 Summit in China: An Annual “Talking Shop”? Or a Potential Bedrock of Global Civilization?

A version of this article was also published on The Conversation as How the G20 can ensure the marvelous gains from globalization aren’t lost.

JUNE 2016

Globalization’s Angst and the Brexit Vote

A version of this post also appeared as a featured article at  YaleGlobal on June 28, 2016.

MAY 2016

Update: Is China a “currency manipulator”? Donald Trump says so 

This article is a 2016 update of a post published on November 16, 2015. It has also been published on  The Conversation as “Does China manipulate its currency as Donald Trump claims?” on June 13, 2016. Subsequently, it was also picked up by on June 22, 2016, as “Does China Manipulate its Currency Like Donald Trump Says? Countries have multiple ways to ‘manage’ their currencies to some degree.”

Tax Avoidance by Multinational Companies: Methods, Policies, and Ethics

A version of this article was also published in AIB Insights, Vol. 16, No. 2 (2016), and in the inaugural issue of the Rutgers Business Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2016). 


What’s Driving the Chinese and World Stock Markets? Frugality and Risk-Taking in Chinese Culture Make for a Heady Mix

A version of this post was also published as  “Frugality and risk-taking in Chinese culture make for heady mix – and gyrations for global markets” by  YaleGlobal Online, January 21, 2016, and as  “China’s wildly swinging market: Don’t worry, it’s just novice investors playing with a lot of savings” in the Times of India Blog, January 23, 2016.


Capital Outflows from China and the Hidden Story in China’s FDI Statistics

A version of this post was published as  “The Chinese prefer investing overseas; dummy companies may ease transfers and devalue renminbi” by  YaleGlobal Online, September 10, 2015; it was the number-one story in a Google search for “China FDI” that day and is also available as a  podcast.


I was interviewed on  CBS News MoneyWatch twice following my interview in July 2015:

Aug 30, 2015 “We are not fortress America,” said Farok Contractor, professor of management and global business at Rutgers University. “But the U.S. looks …
Aug 23, 2015 Over the last two years, Chinese outward foreign direct investment has exceeded $100 billion annually, Farok Contractor, a professor of …
Jul 13, 2015 … the Revolution of 1979″ when the American embassy staff was taken as hostages, said Farok Contractor of Rutgers Business School Newark.

JULY 2015

What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business received additional media attention:

• CBS News MoneyWatch – Online Article, July 13, 2015
• The Conversation – Online Article, July 16, 2015
• At Night – Corus Radio, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with Host Dan Riendeau – On-Air Interview, August 5, 2015, 10.35 PM Mountain Time (in the Audio Vault, choose audio date August 5 and audio time 10:00 PM, then pull the bottom red bar to the 35-minute mark; program has commercial interruptions)