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Volume 16, Number 1: January - March 2015

Measuring the Americas   Measuring GDP in North and South America 
The availability of resources has an impact on the quality and reliability of economic statistics. Chile and Mexico, both OECD members...


GDP as the champion of measurements   GDP as the champion of measurements
This paper considers the importance of measurement in complex societies and notes that the concept of measuring macroeconomic variables such as GDP was grounded in the impact of the 1929 Wall Street Crash on America.
The Illusory Economic Gains from Hosting the Olympics & World Cup

  The Illusory Economic Gains from Hosting the Olympics & World Cup
Scholarly evidence suggests that hosting either event is no economic bargain for the host city or country. Short-run costs for venue construction and operations invariably exceed Games-related revenues by billions of dollars and long-term gains are elusive.
The Poverty of Statistics: Military Power, Defence Expenditure and Strategic Balance

  The Poverty of Statistics: Military Power, Defence Expenditure and Strategic Balance
Correlations of War data are employed to show that the relationship between pre-war military expenditure and army size and outcomes of war on the other. States with higher military expenditure prevailed in only six of the nine conflicts between great powers examined in this research.
Is part of the Latvian economy already in the middle-income trap?

  Is part of the Latvian economy already in the middle-income trap?
The paper considers whether or not an observed moderation of growth rates in Latvia suggest that the country may be stuck in a Middle Income Trap (MIT) making it incapable of advancing to the next, higher-income level.

Volume 15, Number 4: October - December 2014 

How Wealthy are the Chinese?   How Wealthy are the Chinese?
This paper looks at the available data about the number of high and ultra-high net worth individuals in China.


Employment in India   Employment in India
A review of the emerging issues and dynamics in various segments of the Indian labour market.


Measuring Natural Capital
  Measuring Natural Capital
This paper is to highlight the importance of establishing a system of natural capital accounting.


Applying Reputation Data to Enhance Investment Performance

  Applying Reputation Data to
Enhance Investment Performance

The uses of reputation data to analyse the share price performance of companies identified as over or under-valued.
The Economic Future of Europe

  The Economic Future of Europe
What does the economic future hold for Europe? the aftermath of the 2008 crisis, four macroeconomic threats have been subject to heated debates by economists and politicians....
Counting the Costs of Political Violence in Bahrain

  Counting the Costs of Political
Violence in Bahrain

This paper looks at the sources and types of data necessary to measure the true economic cost of political instability and violence.
The Endless Business of Reforming the IMF

  The Endless Business of Reforming the IMF
A review Joseph P. Joyce’s thought-provoking book The IMF and global financial crises: Phoenix rising?





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