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What’s Dragging Down the Asian Economy? A New Look at Determinants of Growth

Researchers find that private and public investments, lower financial risk, and flexible exchange rate regimes appear to support the economic growth of Asian countries, while more open capital accounts marginally reduce growth.

(Mis)measuring Economic Wealth

In a new paper, Joseph Stiglitz offers potential ideas about what may have contributed to a mismeasurement of wealth.

The New Development Bank: A Building Block of an Alternative World Order?

Seen as an initiative to restructure international financial structures, the BRICS bank may not necessarily be a stepping stone to further security and strategic institutionalization.

Into Sub-Saharan Africa: Spillover Effects of China’s Economic Boom Through Trade

China’s domestic investment activities prove as strong stimulus to direct trade expansion for its partners in Africa.

The Cost of Ignoring Labor Reform in Japan

Economists contend that polarization in Japan’s labor force could hold back the success of Abenomics.

What Currency War?

Contrary to analysts’ expectations, US capital outflow was relatively small in 2011 and the US dollar actually appreciated against the currency of emerging markets.

Is China Rebalancing?

A new report from the International Monetary Fund explores the future of the Chinese trade surplus.

Hedge Funds

Food remittances and foreign aid ease the impact of food price shocks.

Will Basel III Help or Hurt?

Will new regulations make the financial system safe or just ineffective?

Something for a Rainy Day

Low-income countries that can afford to be thrifty fare better during financial crises.

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