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Malthus Postponed
Keith Boyfield and Inna Ali, World Economics, June 2011
The authors examine the potential to promote palm oil production in the tropical regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Given world population pressures and s.. More
Are Estimates of the Economic Contribution of Financial Services Reliable?
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, June 2017
Measuring GDP in Asia
World Economics, World Economics, March 2016
The quality of economic data across Asia-Pacific region varies considerably across countries, mainly as a result of lack of statistical capacity, maki.. More
Tanzania’s GDP grows 31.4 percent after rebasing
Dariana Tani, World Economics, February 2015
Tanzania has become the latest African country to report that the size of its economy is bigger than previously estimated, following a statistical rev.. More
Measuring Argentina's GDP: Myths And Facts
Ariel Coremberg, World Economics, January 2014
This paper replicates GDP data in Argentina using original data sources in order to assess the impact of political manipulation of official economic s.. More
The Nutella Tax: patronising, protectionist and promoting poverty
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, September 2013
Last year France came close to adopting a 300% rise in the tax on the import of palm oil, justified on health and environmental grounds. The ‘fat’ tax.. More
Emerging Market Economic Data Cannot be Trusted
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, August 2013
A survey of 187 countries using IMF data found that the average period since the base year was updated was 11 years, but 29% of the non-OECD countries.. More
Nigerian GDP to rise by 50 percent on improved measurement
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, April 2013
Economic statistics for many African countries are seriously deficient. In Ghana an improvement in evaluating economic activity, mainly in the Service.. 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
Agricultural Statistics: Who benefits from distortions?
Morten Jerven, World Economics, January 2013
This paper explores the political economy of the production of agricultural output data using the recent history of Malawi as an example. There an agr.. More
Pastoralism: Africa’s invisible economic powerhouse?
James MacGregor and Ced Hesse, World Economics, November 2012
Many elements of developing economies are missing from their national accounts. This is more than a statistical dilemma. It hampers the development of.. 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
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
Counting the Bottom Billion
Morten Jerven, World Economics, December 2011
What do the statistics from the international databases tell us about income and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa? Less than we would like to think. The a.. More
Agricultural Statistics
Morten Jerven, World Economics, March 2013
In developing economies the data on agricultural production are weak. Because these data are assembled using competing methods and assumptions, the fi.. More
Africa’s Water
Roderick Mackenzie, World Economics, June 2011
Water underpins the whole of Africa’s economy, be it municipal, agricultural, industrial or mining, and is, unfortunately, often a critical factor in .. 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
Measuring Global Drug Markets
Peter Reuter & Victoria Greenfield, World Economics, December 2001
The continuing demand for measures of the size of global drug revenues has produced a supply of numbers that consistently overstate international fin.. More
Re-thinking Economic Progress
Giles Atkinson, World Economics, March 2000
Most national governments have pledged a commitment to sustainable development. The transformation of these pledges into policy is a formidable chall.. More
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