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Economic Research: Investment
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Applying Reputation Data to Enhance Investment Performance
Simon Cole, Michael Brown and Brian Sturgess, World Economics, December 2014
The fact that corporate reputations deliver tangible shareholder value has been recognised by managers for some time. More recently, techniques have e..
The Illusory Economic Gains from Hosting the Olympics & World Cup
Andrew Zimbalist, World Economics, March 2015
The IOC's Olympic Games and FIFA's World Cup are the two most popular global sporting events. Winning the rights to host these competitions comes with..
How The Crown Estate Could Become Britain’s First Sovereign Wealth Fund
Brian Sturgess and Keith Boyfield, World Economics, December 2013
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 tu..
The New Transparency in Development Economics
Michael A. Clemens and Gabriel Demombynes, World Economics, December 2013
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 su..
The Economic Impact of Private Equity
Colin Ellis, World Economics, September 2013
Over the past half century, private equity has grown from a tiny part of the financial sector into a powerful industry, often controlling global brand..
Using Reputation to Grow Corporate Value
Simon Cole, Brian Sturgess and Michael Brown, World Economics, September 2013
Corporate reputations rank amongst companies’ most valuable assets. They are delivering substantial proportions of their market capitalisations and ar..
How Safe is SAFE’s Management of China’s Official Foreign Exchange Reserves?
Friedrich Wu, Robbert-Jan Korthals and Ng Kuan Khai, World Economics, June 2013
This paper examines whether the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) and its subsidiary SAFE Investment Company (SIC), the sole managers of..
Connecting the African Continent
Peter Dearden, Minouche Shafik and Leonard Tedd, World Economics, June 2011
This paper provides an overview of the contribution of economic infrastructure to growth and human development in Africa. Challenges for infrastructur..
A New Challenge
Ziwase Ndhlovu, World Economics, June 2011
Over the last five years there has been a noticeable shift in focus among leading oil and gas companies active in the continent of Africa. Rather than..
Vibrant Africa Continues to Attract
Funmi Akinluyi, World Economics, June 2011
The global economic crisis of 2007–09 left Sub-Saharan countries relatively unscathed. There are a number of reasons for this, but one crucial factor ..
Measuring African GDP
Joe Downie, World Economics, June 2011
There is much speculation about the growth potential of African economies. But in the light of unreliable official statistics and the highly selective..
Boosting Infrastructure Investments in Africa
Donald Kaberuka, World Economics, June 2011
The absolute and relative lack of infrastructure in Africa suggests that the continent’s competitiveness could be boosted by scaling up investments in..
The Unfolding Sovereign Debt Crisis
Bob McKee, World Economics, December 2010
After the excessive expansion of new forms of private sector credit over two decades of disinflation, a huge pyramid of global liquidity was accumulat..
Regionalising Infrastructure Reform in Developing Countries
Ioannis N. Kessides, Roger G. Noll and Nancy C. Benjamin, World Economics, September 2010
The principal conclusion of this essay is that regionalisation of infrastructure regulation (i.e. the creation of supranational regulatory authorities..
Paying the High Price of Active Management
Ross M. Miller, World Economics, September 2010
Financial economists have long known that actively managed mutual funds underperform comparable index funds and that investment management fees are a ..
Are MENA Countries Reaping the Benefits of Inflows?
Magda Kandil and Ida Aghdas Mirzaie, World Economics, September 2009
Using data for a sample of developing countries, we analyse the effects of external flows, namely migrants’ remittances and FDI flows, on real output ..
Can Africa Catch Up?
Arne Bigsten, World Economics, June 2002
The trend towards globalization of the last few decades has been manifested in the sustained growth of world trade and flows of investment and techno..
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