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World Economics 16.3: Housing Market Stability
This digital edition of World Economics explores Housing Market Stability and a fresh look at the Eurozone. Tim Congdon looks at if inequality really caused the Great Recession and Danny Leipziger et al review the Korean housing market, Finance, debt and economic growth.
World Economics 16.2: Financial Markets
This digital edition of World Economics explores Financial Markets from two different perspectives. Antara Haldar and Joseph Stiglitz analyse the reasons why microfinance markets are in turmoil while Ted Berg, of the US Treasury looks at the volatility in developed markets.
World Economics 16.1: Digital Edition
This digital edition of World Economics explores the use and misuse of GDP data, using data to assess the impact on public expenditure and Igors Kasjanovs of the Central Bank of Latvia considers the Middle Income Trap issues facing citizens.
World Economics 15.4: Measuring Wealth
The latest issue of World Economics visits the topic of measuring wealth. Scott MacDonald looks at How Wealthy the Chinese really are while Dariana Tani evaluates the need for establishing a system for natural capital accounts.
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Volume 16, Number 3: July - September
Did increased inequality cause the Great Recession?
This paper considers the basis of the thesis of left-wing economist Thomas Piketty, the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, that “a market economy based on private property” has “powerful forces of divergence” which are likely to increase future inequality.
Korean Housing Finance, Household Debt, and Economic Growth
Governments around the world are confronted with the problem of stoking demand and re-firing growth. The Korean government has relied on making mortgage credit more readily available to boost the housing market and energize the economy...
The IMF’s Uneasy Excursion into the Euro Zone
Much of the evolutionary history of the International Monetary Fund reflects its responses to unanticipated events. The crisis in the Eurozone at the end of the 2000s was largely unexpected...
The Eurozone: Was the UK Right to Opt Out?
This article examines the performance of the British economy since the beginning of the single European currency in 1999, in relation to that of the Eurozone countries.
Costing a Data Revolution
The lack of reliable development statistics for many poor countries has led the U.N. to call for a “data revolution”. One fairly narrow but widespread interpretation of this revolution...
Data on Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund is Flawed
This paper undertakes a critique of the quality of Singapore’s public economic data in the context of the claim that one of the island’s sovereign wealth funds, Temasek Holdings, reports that it has earned since inception in 1974 an average annualized rate of return of 16%.
Can Intra-Regional Trade Act as a Global Shock Absorber in Africa?
The global financial crisis and the subsequent uneven recovery have underscored the need for Africa’s resilience to output and other shocks originated in the rest of the world. A comparison of two regional economic communities...
Are There Limits to Green Growth?
Although there is progress in developing green sectors in some countries, the key challenge facing the expansion of economy-wide green innovation and structural change is the absence of relevant policy follow-up to the green stimulus enacted during the Great Recession.
Volume 16, Number 2: April - June
Taking Stock of Microfinance
This paper explores the current global turmoil in microfinance in the context of the problems that have arisen at SKS Microfinance in India.
One of the missions of the Office of Financial Research is to analyse asset market valuations and if there are excesses, explore the potential financial stability...
Deflation? What Deflation? Statistical Origins of Japan’s Declining Price Levels
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 the statistical inflation...
Inflation Targeting in Developing Countries
This paper analyzes economic and institutional factors that affect the likelihood of adopting an inflation-targeting monetary policy regime in emerging markets and developing countries.
What is Britain worth to the next generation?
Government economic policy implicitly aims to build up useful reserves for future generations, or at least to not burden our children and grandchildren with unsustainable debt...
What Have We Learned From the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 and its Aftermath?
This article summarizes a number of key lessons from the effects of the global financial crisis that, with the passage of time, are having an important impact on views about global financial stability.
Measuring GDP in Europe
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