Posts tagged ‘GDP’

  • global governance Forum Article

    A new way of measuring social progress

    In a 1968 speech, Robert Kennedy recognized gross national product “measures everything in short… more

  • Vehicles move along New Delhi’s Connaught Place during evening hours Forum Article

    How to find India’s growth hotspots

    India’s economy could soon be on the move again. The new government is re-establishing… more

  • People board passenger boats as they leave ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday during dusk at Sadarghat in Dhaka. Forum Article

    3 steps to reduce poverty in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has set an ambitious goal to become a middle-income country by 2021—the year it… more

  • An employee registers a customer for a mobile money transfer inside the Safaricom mobile phone care centre in Nairobi Forum Article

    What you need to know about Kenya’s new economic figures

    A month ago, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Kenya released a set of re-based and… more

  • The September 17 and 18 curves are seen on the board at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney Forum Article

    Why economic forecasts are slow to change

    Forecasts of many macroeconomic variables tend to be serially correlated, which is inconsistent with… more

  • Traders sit amidst stacked sacks, filled with onions and potatoes, at a wholesale vegetable market in Ahmedabad Forum Article

    How to reduce food waste

    At the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali on December 2013, all WTO members reached an agreement… more

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    5 reasons we need to cut energy subsidies

    Half the world’s energy subsidies are in the Middle East and North Africa Region.  These… more

  • Container ship departs Burrard Inlet in Vancouver Forum Article

    Why has global trade slowed down?

    Global trade started to slow down markedly in the course of 2011, after it bounced back from the Great Trade… more

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    Lessons from economics on the spread of Ebola

    Economists are being called upon to estimate the costs of the Ebola epidemic to West Africa and… more

  • People looking for jobs use facilities at a centre for the unemployed in Warsaw Forum Article

    What Spain can teach Poland about temporary jobs

    The political and economic transition of post-communist Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries… more

  • g20 Forum Article

    What history can teach us about the G20

    To understand what the G20 is for, and measure its success in Brisbane, requires a sense of the history… more

  • china_lanterns Forum Article

    What China can learn from Singapore

    Across all recorded history, 99% of humanity has never invented a single thing. Yet, it is a truth… more

  • A general view shows the Moscow International Business Center and the Mercury City Tower (R) after a ceremony to present it as Europe’s tallest skyscraper in Moscow Forum Article

    How Russia can boost growth

    For 2014, we project that Russia’s economy will grow at an estimated 0.3-0.5 percent. This is the lowest… more

  • Pedestrians walk inside a train station in Tokyo Forum Article

    How can we move beyond GDP?

    The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena… more

  • A woman pushes a pram along the embankment in the Black Sea resort town of Alushta Forum Article

    What matters more: GDP or happiness?

    Since 1990, GDP per person in China has doubled and then redoubled. With average incomes multiplying… more

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    How Africa can achieve inclusive growth

    Euphoria abounds in much of Africa nowadays, and rightly so. Seven of the world’s 10 fastest-growi… more

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    Why we should value the Fed’s independence

    The US Federal Reserve is battling with members of Congress over a proposed law, the Federal Reserve… more

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    Is Mexico really the world’s happiest country?

    Economists have long known that GDP is an imperfect measure of well-being. In addition to… more