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World Economics 14.4: Remittances
The latest issue of World Economics focuses on Remittance flows and their overall macroeconomic impact. Also featured are papers on Facebook and it’s attempts to conquer Russia through social media and an in-depth look at how the Crown Estate could become Britain’s First Sovereign Wealth Fund as an alternative to privatisation.
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Volume 14, Number 4 - Remittances
Remittances and their Macroeconomic Impact
This paper examines the macroeconomic trends, drivers and the impact of remittances in Africa. First, it documents the increasing share of remittances relative to other foreign capital flows to Africa, the distribution of remittance inflows across countries, and some key properties....
African Diaspora Remittances are Better than Foreign Aid Funds
In this article, two sources of socio-economic development finance for Africa, African Diaspora remittance funds and Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) funds, are compared
Human Resource Development (HRD) and Foreign Remittances
This study tries to document linkages between HRD, migration and remittances in South Asia. We have explained in detail the various channels through which HRD promotes migration and remittances, and a case has been made not to consider this process as brain drain.
Why India is Vulnerable to Portfolio Investment Movements
An analyses of the trends of capital flows between India and the US during 2000–2012. The US is a major source of foreign capital in India, through both direct and portfolio investment.
The New Transparency in Impact Evaluation
The Millennium Villages Project is a high profile, multi-country development project that has aimed to serve as a model for ending rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.
Managing a Changing World Economy
The world economy has been experiencing a period of great and dramatic change. In part this has been associated with the rapid emergence of China, the BRICs and other newly industrialising economies. Evolution in the world economy is quickly changing the structure of global output and trade.
Why Russia Resists Facebook
The social media websites phenomenon started in 1997 with SixDegrees.com, which allowed users to create profiles, list their Friends and surf the Friends lists.
How The Crown Estate Could Become Britain’s First Sovereign Wealth Fund
The United Kingdom is one of a few larger economies without a national wealth fund. This paper investigates the feasibility of a recent proposal to turn The Crown Estate, one of Britain’s largest property investment and management businesses, into such a Sovereign wealth fund as an alternative to its privatisation.
Volume 14, Number 3 - Global Real Estate
Real Estate and the Great Financial Crisis
Politicians and macro policymakers have identified regulatory weakness in the banking sector as the key cause of the Great Financial Crisis (GFC). This allows the easy apportionment of blame and...
Understanding Commercial Property Price indexes
The type of database used for the measurement of commercial property price indexes (CPPIs) dictates the potential weaknesses in the resulting indexes and limitations of the methods available for measuring the indexes.
Using Reputation to Grow Corporate Value
Corporate reputations rank amongst companies’ most valuable assets. They are delivering substantial proportions of their market capitalisations and are a major source of value generation.
The Abiding Vulnerability of the Indian Economy
The economic trajectory of the Indian economy has altered several times. After decades of severe underperformance, the Indian economy gradually picked up momentum in the 1980s and 1990s, and turned in a stellar performance during the 2000s.
Asset Poverty in India
In order to formulate policy to target the correctly identified rural poor in India, focus on an income poverty measure alone is insufficient. The purpose of this research is to study a new area of poverty measurement based on data that detail a household’s basic assets.
The Economic Impact of Private Equity
Over the past half century, private equity has grown from a tiny part of the financial sector into a powerful industry, often controlling global brands. As the industry has grown, so too has academic interest.
Demystifying Youth Unemployment
Youth unemployment has become an ever increasing serious socio-economic problem, which deserves far more attention that it has so far received. In this article, we examine the causes of this issue.
Strengthening the Early Warning Exercise
Following the 2007–2008 global financial crisis, the G20 leaders tasked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the newly created Financial Stability Board (FSB) to jointly undertake Early Warning Exercises (EWEs) in order to identify vulnerabilities within the global financial system and encourage appropriate policy responses.
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