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India and China: Tracking their WTO Journeys with Trade Data
Siddhartha Kumar Rastogi, World Economics, December 2017
Trade data are used to examine the roles played by India and China in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the implications for their share of globa.. More
Building a New Testable Model to Estimate Total Factor Productivity
Andrew Smithers, World Economics, June 2017
A new model to measure Total Factor Productivity free from the flaws which exist in previous models; appropriate data are used to test it. The model d.. More
Investing in green growth for sustainable development in Africa
Hippolyte Fofack, World Economics, September 2015
An overview of the distributional impact of global warming shows that the negative externalities of carbon-intensive development models are already si.. More
Deflation? What Deflation? Statistical Origins of Japan’s Declining Price Levels
Masanaga Kumakura, World Economics, June 2015
Although Japan’s CPI is often criticized for potential upward bias, it deals with improvements in the quality of individual goods in ways that make th.. More
Human Resource Development (HRD) and Foreign Remittances
Muhammad Abdul Wahab, Vaqar Ahmed and Hamid Mahmood, World Economics, December 2013
This study tries to document linkages between HRD, migration and remittances in South Asia. We have explained in detail the various channels through w.. More
Global Production Sharing in the Australian Automotive Trade
Kishor Sharma, World Economics, December 2012
This paper contributes to the literature on global production sharing by investigating the experience of the Australian automotive industry, which has.. More
The Indices of Transparency of Economic Information and the Latin American e-Government
César Daniel Vargas Diaz, Manuel Antonio López Hernandez and El Housin Helal Ouriachen, World Economics, March 2012
The aim of this paper is to create a ranking of the Ministries of Economy and Finance on transparency and disclosure of economic and financial informa.. 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
Sub-Saharan Africa
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 .. More
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.. More
Recent Developments on the Rare Earth Front
Robert Looney, World Economics, March 2011
Chinese actions in the rare earths market have raised a number of concerns about the country’s motives in restricting exports. One theory is that the .. More
Low-Carbon Development for the Least Developed Countries
Alex Bowen and Sam Fankhauser, World Economics, March 2011
The global community has to act collectively to halt climate change. But such collective action must take into account the development needs of the le.. More
Trade and Growth in the Post-Crisis World
Ronald U. Mendoza, World Economics, December 2010
Countries that have most successfully used trade as part of a high growth strategy tend to exhibit a distinct trading pattern that maximises learning... More
Savings for the Poor
Ignacio Mas, World Economics, December 2010
This paper reviews the relevance of formal financial services – in particular, savings – to poor people, the economic factors that have hindered the m.. More
Vietnam: From Transitional State to Asian Tiger?
F. Gerard Adams and Anh Le Tran, World Economics, June 2010
Putting aside the legacy of its unique history, Vietnam has achieved an excellent growth record. But it is still far behind the leading East Asian eco.. More
Finance, Technology and Multinationals from the Periphery
Edmund Amann and Werner Baer, World Economics, March 2010
This article analyses the emergence of Latin American multinational corporations (MNCs), with a particular emphasis on the roles of finance and techno.. More
Carbon Commitments Must Translate into Real Action
Andrew Raingold, World Economics, March 2010
The efforts of political leaders to negotiate a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions highlights the importance of consistent action at the dome.. More
Export-led Growth via Export Platform Strategies
Akinori Tomohara and Kazuhiko Yokota, World Economics, December 2009
Free trade agreements (FTAs) have the potential to impact FDI structures. Specifically, we explore when and how export platform strategies can result .. More
Will Economic Recovery Drive up World Oil Prices?
F. Gerard Adams, World Economics, June 2009
Globalisation has gone a long way towards freeing individual economies from their resource and technology constraints. But, paradoxically, as large ec.. More
How Much Would it Cost to Avoid Climate Change?
Bryan Buckley & Sergey Mityakov, World Economics, March 2009
This paper summarises various estimates of the costs of mitigation of the adverse impact of climate change. It finds that the differences in the estim.. More
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