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Narrow Banking
John Kay, World Economics, March 2010
The credit crunch of 2007–8 was the direct and indirect result of losses incurred by major financial services companies in speculative trading in whol.. More
 
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José De Gregorio on Howard Davies and David Green: Banking on the Future. The Fall and Rise of Central Banking
World Economics, December 2010
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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
 
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Further Fallout from the Global Financial Crisis
Adolfo Barajas, Ralph Chami, Raphael Espinoza and Heiko Hesse, World Economics, June 2011
We examine the recent credit slowdown in emerging markets from three analytical angles. First, we find that, similar to past history, a credit boom pr.. More
 
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Understanding the Greek Crisis
Michael Mitsopoulos and Theodore Pelagidis, World Economics, March 2011
This paper focuses on the distortions that the Greek public debt has imposed on the Greek banking system, and suggests how these can be unwound. The l.. More
 
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Why GDP data should be used with extreme caution
World Economics, World Economics, November 2015
The quality of GDP measurements are limited by the resources available to national statistics offices, this is correlated with an economy’s standard o.. More
 
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The Need to Improve Global Real Estate Data
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, September 2013
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Haemorrhage of Illicit Financial Flows in Africa
Mthuli Ncube, World Economics, July 2013
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Harnessing Remittances for Africa’s Development
Mthuli Ncube, World Economics, May 2013
Data shows that African remittance inflows have quadrupled since 1990 reaching US$40 billion in 2010. Remittance flows relieve poverty, but they also .. More
 
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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
 
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The “Good Global Citizen” remit of the IMF: reforming international economic and financial cooperation
Biagio Bossone and Roberta Marra, World Economics, March 2013
In the highly globalized world economy of our times, where markets are tightly integrated, setting domestic economic policy with a view simply to keep.. More
 
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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
 
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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
 
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EU Accounting - Making Government Accounting look good
Marta Andreasen MEP, World Economics, August 2012
Based on the authors’ direct experience of the inner workings of the European Union this article argues that the procedures within this supranational .. More
 
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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
 
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Bridging the Economic Divide Between Anglophone and Francophone Africa
Keith Boyfield, World Economics, July 2012
World Economics emphasises the commercial chasm which remains to be bridged between francophone and Anglophone Africa. While the continent is enjoying.. More
 
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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
 
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House Price Indices: Does Measurement Matter?
Mike Silver, Statistics Department, International Monetary Fund, World Economics, September 2011
A key factor in understanding the global recession is movements in residential property price indexes (RPPIs). However, more than one national RPPI is.. More
 
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The International Liquidity Crisis of 2008–2009
William A. Allen and Richhild Moessner, World Economics, June 2011
The ‘credit crunch’ that began in August 2007 turned into a crisis when Lehman Brothers failed in September 2008. That event caused large internationa.. More
 
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The G20 After the Seoul Summit
Graham Bird, World Economics, March 2011
To some, the G20 offers a representative, legitimate and effective forum for dealing with global economic issues, and represents a distinct improvemen.. More
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