Posts tagged ‘economics’

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    Why financial innovation is a risky business

    One of the curiosities of the modern economy is why the finance sector is so large. Economists have only recently… more

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    Why we should teach our children patience

    It is challenging but necessary to teach children to be patient, as all parents know. In the short run, patience… more

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    Banking regulation and the revolving door

    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, job transitions of personnel in US banking regulation between the regulatory… more

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    How immigration creates jobs and boosts wages

    Fears that immigration takes jobs away from natives and imposes significant costs on taxpayers continue to shape… more

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    Why the world needs a new reserve currency

    It is symbolic that the recent BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, took place exactly seven decades after the Bretton… more

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    Why economists should heed the lessons of history

    Historians tend to stress the particularities in history. Each event is unique, caused by a set of conditions that will… more

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    Africa’s farms of the future

    Launching a business can be hard work, especially in Africa, where weak governance systems and inconsistent access to… more

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    Why the price of a flat in Beijing matters

    China’s real-estate sector has been a source of serious concern for several years, with soaring property prices… more

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    Why does inequality grow?

    Income inequality has increased worldwide in recent years. This column discusses the role of technological progress… more

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    Nine key insights for Europe’s next decade

    As Europe slowly emerges from the worst financial and economic crisis of the past 80 years, the need to focus on… more

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    Europe’s top 10 most competitive economies

    The 2014 edition of the The Europe 2020 Competitiveness Report, published this week, tracks Europe's progress on its… more

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    Are capital controls a magic bullet?

    Capital controls are back. The International Monetary Fund has softened its earlier opposition to their use. Some… more

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    Spain’s economy is off life support. What next?

    After fighting for its life for the last two years, Spain’s economy seems to have moved out of intensive care. The… more

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    Can Modi reboot business in India?

    How much of democracy is too much? As India’s growth almost halved from 2009 to less than 5% in 2013-2014… more

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    Global income since the fall of the Berlin Wall

    The period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Great Recession saw probably the most profound reshuffle of… more

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    The real problem with Piketty’s data

    Theoretical frameworks are great because they allow us to understand fundamental aspects of a complex world in much… more

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    The two things India can learn from China

    In an impressive exercise in democracy, 550 million eligible voters participated in India’s 16th general election… more

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    Why Globalization doesn’t need the West

    World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014

    , Metro Manila, Philippines