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Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: the Case of the Shrinking Global Economic Imbalances
Graham Bird, World Economics, December 2016
Global economic imbalances in the mid-2000s reached a level that many commentators viewed as unsustainable. The claim was frequently made that the imb.. More
The Unstoppable Economic Rise of Asia
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, September 2017
The Asia-Pacific region is set to remain the world’s economic powerhouse in terms of economic growth for the next few decades. In value terms, Asian G.. More
The Data Quality Index
World Economics, World Economics, June 2017
GDP data is important used to apportion funds from international organisations, to influence rating agency decisions and much more, but official data .. More
Economics, Science and Climate Change
Julian Gough, World Economics, June 2016
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contends that global warming is largely due to the burning of fossil fuels, leading to increased .. More
China’s GDP Per Capita from the Han Dynasty to Communist Times
Kent Deng & Patrick O’Brien, World Economics, June 2016
This article is a critical survey of the concepts and data utilized by economists and economic historians that purport to measure relative levels and .. More
Fiscal Policy and the Global Crisis
Graham Bird, World Economics, March 2016
Up until the global economic crisis at the end of the 2000s an eclectic approach to fiscal policy seemed to have emerged from the long-standing debate.. More
How Managerial Incentives Affect Economic Performance
Andrew Smithers, World Economics, March 2016
The impact of managerial incentive structures on corporate behaviour has been a neglected area of economics. New theoretical work by Nobel Prize winni.. More
Employment in India
Krishna Muniyoor, World Economics, December 2014
The growth of employment has become a matter of grave concern in India for the past two decades. This paper – based on the unit-level data of the 61st.. More
Applying Reputation Data to Enhance Investment Performance
Simon Cole, Michael Brown and Brian Sturgess, World Economics, December 2014
The fact that corporate reputations deliver tangible shareholder value has been recognised by managers for some time. More recently, techniques have e.. More
Measuring GDP in Europe
World Economics, World Economics, June 2015
In Europe the quality of national income statistics is less constrained by the capacity and resources devoted by national statistics offices to follow.. More
Measuring The Americas GDP
World Economics, World Economics, March 2015
The Americas, comprising the USA and Canada, the Spanish speaking countries of South and Central America plus Brazil and the Caribbean, is a region di.. More
Measuring Natural Capital
Dariana Tani, World Economics, December 2014
The purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of establishing a system of natural capital accounting. Natural capital is integral to the ec.. More
The Greek Economic Crisis - is the Euro to Blame?
Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, World Economics, September 2014
The euro has been at the centre of reporting and discussion on Greece’s economic crisis. This article analyses the build-up, outbreak and development .. More
On the Role of MDBs in Developing Islamic Finance
Ahmed Rostom, World Economics, September 2014
This paper analyses the main determinants of the diffusion and growth of the Islamic finance services industry (IFSI) globally. The boom in oil prices.. More
Measuring the Asia-Pacific Region
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, September 2014
The Asia-Pacific region covers the countries around the Pacific Rim, South East Asia, the Indian Sub-Continent and Oceania. It contains three of the w.. More
When Money Matters
José Luis Cendejas, Félix-Fernando Muñoz and Juan E. Castañeda, World Economics, June 2014
The severe financial crisis that grips Spain has multiple causes. One has been the massive and continued expansion of the money supply since Spain’s a.. More
Reserve Creation and Reserve Pooling in the International Monetary System
Richhild Moessner and William A. Allen, World Economics, June 2014
The paper reviews the arrangements for meeting additional post-crisis demand for international liquidity. It distinguishes between reserve creation an.. More
Data Manipulation of Inflation Statistics Artificially Raises Real GDP
Christopher Balding, World Economics, June 2014
Baseline Chinese economic data are unreliable. Taking published National Bureau of Statistics China data, three problems appear. First, base data on h.. More
How to Reduce Carbon Emissions Equitably
Masud Ally and Wilfred Beckerman, World Economics, March 2014
So far international negotiations designed to reduce carbon emissions have come up against the clash of views as to the equitable way of sharing out t.. More
Measuring Latin America
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, March 2014
This paper reviews the quality of official national accounting data investigated for 17 Latin American countries. Chile, which became an OECD member i.. More
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