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The Illusory Economic Gains from Hosting the Olympics & World Cup
Andrew Zimbalist, World Economics, March 2015
The IOC's Olympic Games and FIFA's World Cup are the two most popular global sporting events. Winning the rights to host these competitions comes with.. More

The New Transparency in Development Economics
Michael A. Clemens and Gabriel Demombynes, World Economics, December 2013
The Millennium Villages Project is a high profile, multi-country development project that has aimed to serve as a model for ending rural poverty in su.. More

Can economic growth hurt investors?
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, July 2013
Fast growing countries sound attractive to investors, but may not produce good returns. In China despite real GDP per capita growth of 9.4% per annum .. More

Valuing the S&P 500
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, June 2013
Three models used to measure the relative valuation of US equities all suggest the S&P 500 is moderately overvalued. An alternative method, adjusting .. More

When to Buy and When to Sell Equities?
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, May 2013
A review of three investment models with a basis in economics which try to answer questions about the relative value of equity markets. Three basic ap.. More

Equity Returns Assumptions Remain Totally Unrealistic
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, March 2013
The equity returns expected by private and public pension funds remain over optimistic with projected real returns double or treble more realistic lev.. More

Grand Bahama: A Role Model For Privately Funded Infrastructure Development?
Keith Boyfield, World Economics, March 2013
The recent international conference in Freeport, Grand Bahama was held to discuss the implications for international trade and Caribbean economies ste.. More

Global Value Chains and Trade in Value-Added: New Insights, Better Policies
Ken Ash, World Economics, March 2013
This paper stresses the importance of the growth in global value chains (GVCs) across countries using data from the new Trade in Value-Added (TiVA) da.. More

Bond yield comparisons are seriously distorted by using consumer price index deflators.
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, February 2013
This paper argues that calculations of real government bond yields should use GDP deflators rather than consumer price inflation indexes. The GDP defl.. More

The Impact of Reputation on Stock Market Value
Simon Cole, World Economics, February 2013
This article reports on an evidence based method for determining the impact of corporate reputations on equity market values. Combining financial and .. More

Sukuk Defaults: Islamic Debt Investors Need Better Data
Rodney Wilson, World Economics, February 2013
Sukuk are often described as Islamic bonds, but in practice there are many types of sukuk, some indeed being a Shari’ah compliant substitute for bonds.. More

Abu Dhabi: Real Progress in Achieving a Diversified Economy
Keith Boyfield, World Economics, November 2012
Abu Dhabi has one of the highest GDP per capita rankings in the world. Keen not to rest on its laurels, the country is rapidly diversifying its econo.. More

The Change in Corporate Behaviour
Andrew Smithers, World Economics, October 2012
Deficit finance is needed to offset ex-ante savings’ surpluses and provides an adequate solution, provided that the surpluses are cyclical. Today addi.. More

Investing in Mongolia
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, September 2012
The recent decision by Chalco, the aluminium company of China, to drop its US$926 billion takeover of a controlling interest mining company SouthGobi .. More

Reflections on the Crisis in Greece
Haris Vittas, World Economics, September 2012
After a brief review of the origins of the crisis and the efforts that have been made to cope with it, the paper assesses the factors that explain the.. More

Global Imbalances: Petrodollars in the Lead
Rabah Arezki and Fuad Hasanov, World Economics, August 2012
Since the late 1990s, the world has witnessed the emergence and substantial growth of large and persistent current account surpluses in some countries.. More

The Euro Crisis: No More Safe Havens
Josh Rosner, World Economics, July 2012
Rosner argues that German long-term bunds are not the safe haven that many have talked them up as, and that in fact the long-term underlying indicator.. More

Why the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreements are Likely to be Damaging for African Economies
Chukwuma Charles Soludo, World Economics, April 2012
Chukwuma Charles Soludo is a Professor of Economics; and has served as Chief Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria as well as the Governor of t.. More

Gabon Emergent
Keith Boyfield, World Economics, April 2012
Gabon: 50 years after independence from France will its market orientated strategy to achieve emerging nation status be realised? More

Boosting Infrastructure Investments in Africa
Donald Kaberuka, World Economics, June 2011
The absolute and relative lack of infrastructure in Africa suggests that the continent’s competitiveness could be boosted by scaling up investments in.. More
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