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Brazil’s Economy Under Lula
Edmund Amann, World Economics, December 2005
In this article Edmund Amann analyses the recent performance of the Brazilian economy, the largest in South America. For a number of years it has been..
Flowing Together or Flowing Apart
José María Larrú Ramos and Martha Carro Fernández, World Economics, March 2014
At a time when international institutions and governments rethink the structure of development financing, the analysis of the relationship between dif..
The Indices of Transparency of Economic Information and the Latin American e-Government
César Daniel Vargas Diaz, Manuel Antonio López Hernandez and El Housin Helal Ouriachen, World Economics, March 2012
The aim of this paper is to create a ranking of the Ministries of Economy and Finance on transparency and disclosure of economic and financial informa..
Measuring The Americas GDP
World Economics, World Economics, March 2015
The Americas, comprising the USA and Canada, the Spanish speaking countries of South and Central America plus Brazil and the Caribbean, is a region di..
Latin America: From Recovery To Slowdown
José De Gregorio, World Economics, December 2015
Economic performance in Latin America has been disappointing. After a successful recovery from the global financial crisis, growth in 2014 was in mos..
African Diaspora Remittances are Better than Foreign Aid Funds
Adams Bodomo, World Economics, December 2013
In this article, two sources of socio-economic development finance for Africa, African Diaspora remittance funds and Overseas Development Assistance (..
The BRIC group – How Strong a Challenge to the West?
Jan Winiecki, World Economics, June 2012
This article looks at the BRIC countries with the understanding that countries not only grow, but also undergo structural change. Industrialisation fi..
Keith Boyfield and Inna Ali, World Economics, June 2011
The authors examine the potential to promote palm oil production in the tropical regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Given world population pressures and s..
The International Liquidity Crisis of 2008–2009
William A. Allen and Richhild Moessner, World Economics, June 2011
The ‘credit crunch’ that began in August 2007 turned into a crisis when Lehman Brothers failed in September 2008. That event caused large internationa..
Trade Out of Poverty
Peter Lilley, Clare Short, Sir Menzies Campbell and Michael Hastings, World Economics, June 2011
Integration into the world economy has proven a powerful means for countries to promote economic growth, development, and poverty reduction, and there..
Trade and Growth in the Post-Crisis World
Ronald U. Mendoza, World Economics, December 2010
Countries that have most successfully used trade as part of a high growth strategy tend to exhibit a distinct trading pattern that maximises learning...
Finance, Technology and Multinationals from the Periphery
Edmund Amann and Werner Baer, World Economics, March 2010
This article analyses the emergence of Latin American multinational corporations (MNCs), with a particular emphasis on the roles of finance and techno..
Latin America: The Long and Winding Road to Growth
Federico Foders, World Economics, June 2001
This paper reviews recent economic reforms carried out in Latin America and relates them to the long-run economic trends in the region. After a brief..
Sending the Herd off the Cliff Edge
Avinash Persaud, World Economics, December 2000
In the international financial arena, policy makers chant three things: market-sensitive risk-management, transparency and prudential standards. The m..
The Market for Olympic Gold Medals
Stefan Szymanski, World Economics, December 2000
From a national perspective the Sydney Olympics were almost completely predictable. Statistical modelling shows that population size and income per he..
Hardship and Happiness
Carol Graham & Stefano Pettinato, World Economics, December 2000
This paper focuses on an age-old puzzle: why some societies peacefully tolerate high levels of inequality and others do not. The authors posit that o..
Richard Jolly, World Economics, September 2000
In this rejoinder to David Henderson’s article "False Perspective: the UNDP view of the world" (
Vol 1 No 1 January-March 2000),..
Sins of the Commission
Graham Bird, World Economics, September 2000
In the aftermath of the East Asian financial crisis there has been much discussion of a new international financial architecture. A significant contr..
Is there a Case for an Asian Monetary Fund?
Graham Bird & Ramkishen Rajan, World Economics, June 2000
The East Asian financial crisis has spawned a number of proposals for institutional reform. Some envisage reforming existing institutions, particularl..
Proposals for a better International Financial System
Stephany Griffith-Jones, World Economics, June 2000
This paper analyses three essential functions of global financial market management that currently are not properly met, and could best be met by new ..
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