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Understanding Commercial Property Price Indexes
Mick Silver, World Economics, October 2013
The type of database used for the measurement of commercial property price indexes (CPPIs) dictates the potential weaknesses in the resulting indexes .. More
Are National Accounts Revisions Harmful for Historical Comparisons?
Dieter Brümmerhoff and Michael Grömling, World Economics, December 2012
Revisions of national accounts affect economic analysis, calling into question theoretical findings based on earlier data. Revisions to German nationa.. More
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
Towards New Thinking in Economics
An interview with introduction by Serban Scrieciu, World Economics, March 2011
Terry Barker is a leading British economist in macroeconomics, climate economics and empirical analysis. For over 45 years, he has been involved in re.. More
How to create a British Sovereign Wealth Fund
Keith Boyfield & Brian Sturgess, World Economics, November 2013
Britain does not possess a Sovereign Wealth Fund in contrast to Norway whose Government Pension Fund has assets of US$804 billion. There are proposals.. More
Using Reputation Data for Investment in Real Estate Trusts
Simon Cole, Brain Sturgess and Michael Brown, World Economics, December 2013
This paper examines the impact of corporate reputation on the market value of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) listed on the London Stock Exchang.. More
Measuring GDP in North and South America
World Economics, World Economics, March 2016
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 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
Measuring GDP in Africa
World Economics, World Economics, March 2016
Africa is an economic region with enormous potential attracting much interest and investment. Following decades of stagnation the consensus view is th.. More
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
The Need to Improve Global Real Estate Data
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, September 2013
Are poor Germans supporting rich Spaniards?
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, April 2013
The European Central Bank has published a survey of household wealth across the euro area which provides further evidence of the enormous economic imb.. 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
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.. More
Sukuk Defaults: Islamic Debt Investors Need Better Data
Rodney Wilson, World Economics, February 2013
Sukuk are often described as Islamic bonds, but in practice there are many types of sukuk, some indeed being a Shari’ah compliant substitute for bonds.. 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
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.. More
The Shadow Economy and Shadow Economy Labour Force: What do we (not) know?
Friedrich Schneider, World Economics, November 2011
In this paper the main focus lies on the development and the size of the shadow economy and of undeclared work (or shadow economy labour force) in OEC.. More
The Economics of Copyright
Ray Corrigan & Mark Rogers, World Economics, September 2005
The copyright industries—such as music, film, software and publishing—occupy a significant and growing share of economic activity. Current copyright l.. More
Owner-occupiers and the Price Index
Ralph Turvey, World Economics, September 2000
The treatment of owner-occupied dwellings in Consumer Price Indexes varies between countries and is the subject of continuing controversy. Ralph Turve.. More
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