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Wanted: Measures of Economic Change
Ralph Turvey, World Economics, June 2001
Economic growth may involve change, but there can be change without economic growth insofar as outputs of some products or employment in some region..
Veronica Kalema, World Economics, June 2011
Sub Saharan Africa’s (SSA’s) growth bounced back to 5% in 2010 following a slowdown to 2.8% in 2009 because of the GFC. Moreover, SSA’s 5-plus growth ..
What Do Economists Know?
Alan Budd, World Economics, September 2004
How would you respond to a group of high school students when asked “What do economists know?”. Alan Budd’s answers will be familiar to readers of <..
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..
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..
Sukuk Defaults in the Kingdom: A Case Study in Saudi Arabia’s Opaque Bankruptcy Process.
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, March 2013
A default on a US$650 million sukuk debt issue, Golden Belt 1, has focused attention on the wider question of the opaque nature of the legal process i..
Asset Poverty in Rural India
Swati Dutta, World Economics, September 2012
In order to formulate policy to target the correctly identified rural poor in India, focus on an income poverty measure alone is insufficient. The pu..
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?
Ian Ball and Gary Pflugrath, World Economics, March 2012
As the current sovereign debt crisis engulfing Europe broadens and threatens to bring down more governments and lead the world into another, potentia..
Defence R&D Spending
Keith Hartley, World Economics, March 2011
A nation’s defence R&D determines the international competitiveness of its defence industries and the technical superiority of its military forces. Wh..
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