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Volume 17, Number 3: July - September 2016

Towards a Better Understanding of International Capital Volatility

  Towards a Better Understanding of International Capital Volatility 
International capital movements exert potentially significant effects on many key macroeconomic variables. The pattern of capital mobility reveals ...
The Creation of the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank

  The Creation of the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank 
The Global Financial Crisis pulled institutions together diplomatically and economically. It clarified options and failures of the past and hastened coordinated reforms. ...
The Political Limits of Independent Monetary Policy

  The Political Limits of Independent Monetary Policy 
Central banks in advanced economies have adopted a number of less conventional policy measures since the onset of the financial crisis and great recession. However, the efficiency of these measures remains highly uncertain...
Secular Stagnation and Two Articles of Faith of the Conventional Wisdom

  Secular Stagnation and Two Articles of Faith of the Conventional Wisdom  
A consideration of the current discussion of 'Secular Stagnation' and it's disproportionate weight on discussing inadequate investment demand and fiscal stimulus...
Exploding Debt Syndrome: The Politics of the Greek Debt Crisis

  Exploding Debt Syndrome: The Politics of the Greek Debt Crisis
This paper fills in many of the gaps, by examining both the historical and the political forces behind the current Eurozone debt crisis with reference to Greece’s continuing debt problems.

Volume 17, Number 2: April - June 2016

The Paris Climate Agreement heightens development challenges in Africa

  The Paris Climate Agreement heightens development challenges in Africa 
The rise of the green economy under the proposed Agreement offers tremendous opportunities for growth and economic development, especially for Africa...
Economics, Science and Climate Change
  Economics, Science and Climate Change
The IPCC theory is tested with global data from three different periods – the last 1,000 years, the last 120 years and the last 18 years. Two models are presented...

How Fast Will China Grow Towards 2030 and what about the US?
  How Fast Will China Grow Towards 2030 and what about the US?
Historical data for the last fifty years shows that there is a surprisingly strong correlation between the growth rate of a nation’s GDP per person and its income level.
China’s GDP Per Capita from the Han Dynasty to Communist Times

  China’s GDP Per Capita from the Han Dynasty to Communist Times
This article is a critical survey of the concepts and data utilized by economists and economic historians that purport to measure relative levels and long term trends in GDP per capita from the Han Dynasty to Communist times.
Data on Indicators of Governance: Handle with Care

  Data on Indicators of Governance: Handle with Care
An argument that indicators of governance in developing countries should be applied with caution, keeping their shortcomings in mind.
De-Risking Impact Investing

  De-Risking Impact Investing
Despite great investor interest in impact investing, actual investment flows have remained modest. This is largely due to insufficient investment opportunities which offer a financially sustainable risk-return balance.
Japan’s Monetary Policy Misadventure

  Japan’s Monetary Policy Misadventure
This paper argues that the Bank of Japan’s decision in April 2013 to formally adopt inflation targeting as the framework of its monetary policy and to embark on a programme of quantitative and qualitative monetary easing was misconceived.





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