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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..
Information Technology and the G7 Economies
Dale W. Jorgenson, World Economics, December 2003
A powerful surge in investment in information technology and equipment after 1995 characterizes all of the G7 economies. This accounts for a large po..
Measuring Information Technology and Productivity in the New Economy
Kevin J. Stiroh, World Economics, March 2002
The growing importance of information technology raises significant challenges for statisticians and economists. The US national accounts now incorpo..
Technical Progress and Global Warming
Dennis Anderson, World Economics, September 2000
The case is argued for a larger and more explicit role for technology policies in responding to climate change. Policies and institutions set up durin..
Building a New Testable Model to Estimate Total Factor Productivity
Andrew Smithers, World Economics, June 2017
A new model to measure Total Factor Productivity free from the flaws which exist in previous models; appropriate data are used to test it. The model d..
The Power of Ideas
An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon, World Economics, September 2007
Joel Mokyr is one of the world’s leading economic historians, known internationally for his numerous publications on the history of technology and the..
Savings for the Poor
Ignacio Mas, World Economics, December 2010
This paper reviews the relevance of formal financial services – in particular, savings – to poor people, the economic factors that have hindered the m..
Investing in green growth for sustainable development in Africa
Hippolyte Fofack, World Economics, September 2015
An overview of the distributional impact of global warming shows that the negative externalities of carbon-intensive development models are already si..
Deflation? What Deflation? Statistical Origins of Japan’s Declining Price Levels
Masanaga Kumakura, World Economics, June 2015
Although Japan’s CPI is often criticized for potential upward bias, it deals with improvements in the quality of individual goods in ways that make th..
Carbon Commitments Must Translate into Real Action
Andrew Raingold, World Economics, March 2010
The efforts of political leaders to negotiate a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions highlights the importance of consistent action at the dome..
Export-led Growth via Export Platform Strategies
Akinori Tomohara and Kazuhiko Yokota, World Economics, December 2009
Free trade agreements (FTAs) have the potential to impact FDI structures. Specifically, we explore when and how export platform strategies can result ..
Will Economic Recovery Drive up World Oil Prices?
F. Gerard Adams, World Economics, June 2009
Globalisation has gone a long way towards freeing individual economies from their resource and technology constraints. But, paradoxically, as large ec..
F. Gerard Adams, World Economics, June 2008
The rapid globalization of the world economy is causing fundamental changes in patterns of trade and finance. Some economists have argued that globali..
Fifty Years of Economic Growth in Western Europe
Nicholas Crafts, World Economics, June 2004
Productivity growth in virtually all west European countries exceeded that of the United States throughout the period 1950 to 1995. Since then Americ..
Explaining the ‘Great Divergence’
An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon, World Economics, June 2004
Daron Acemoglu is Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this interview he discusses with Brian Snowdon some of his ..
Is the Internet Better than Electricity?
Martin Brookes & Zaki Wahhaj, World Economics, June 2001
This article looks at the economic impact of electrification in the United States to gain insights about the possible consequences of today’s informa..
Prophesies of Doom at the Turn of the Millennium
Mauricio Rojas, World Economics, March 2000
Predictions about the "end of work" are widespread. A growing body of literature argues that growth is destroying more jobs than it created. New techn..
Human Resource Development (HRD) and Foreign Remittances
Muhammad Abdul Wahab, Vaqar Ahmed and Hamid Mahmood, World Economics, December 2013
This study tries to document linkages between HRD, migration and remittances in South Asia. We have explained in detail the various channels through w..
Global Production Sharing in the Australian Automotive Trade
Kishor Sharma, World Economics, December 2012
This paper contributes to the literature on global production sharing by investigating the experience of the Australian automotive industry, which has..
Veronica Kalema, World Economics, June 2011
Sub Saharan Africa’s (SSA’s) growth bounced back to 5% in 2010 following a slowdown to 2.8% in 2009 because of the GFC. Moreover, SSA’s 5-plus growth ..
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