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World Economics 15.1: Latin America
The latest issue of World Economics reviews Latin American economic data. The most significant data problems are the use of old standards of national income accounting, the use of outdated base years and the degree to which the shadow economy is underrecorded.
World Economics 14.4: Remittances
This 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 15, Number 1 - Latin America
Measuring Argentina’s GDP Growth
The main purpose of this paper is to report on the results of an exhaustive reworking of Argentina’s output growth by industry realized by the ARKLEMS+LAND Project.
Measuring Latin America
This paper reviews the quality of official national accounting data investigated for 17 Latin American countries.
Flowing Together or Flowing Apart
An analysis of ODA and FDI time-series by donors and sectors, paying special attention to ODA allocated to economic infrastructure.
How to Reduce Carbon Emissions Equitably
This paper focuses on the main criteria that have been discussed, including ‘historical responsibility’, ability to pay, population size and ‘needs’, are all subject to statistical difficulties as well as ethical objections.
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings
This paper examines shifts in Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund investment and risk management strategies since the 2008–09 global financial crisis.
New Data on Global Differences in Family Offices
Are there regional differences among the structures of family offices, their services, their investment strategies, and their operational costs?
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.
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