Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  1. Making “Made in Africa” Last

    Moono Mupotola
  2. The Return of Dollar Shortages

    Carmen Reinhart

    The Return of Dollar Shortages


     explains why many countries in Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere are being left high and dry.

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    Despite the broad global trend toward more flexibility in exchange-rate policy and freer movement of capital across national borders, many countries are lacking dollars. Indeed, in many developing countries, the only thriving market for the past two years or so has been the black market for foreign exchange. READ MORE

  3. The Free-Trade Miracle

    Bjørn Lomborg

    The Free-Trade Miracle


     reports multiple benefits from global economic openness, extending far beyond poverty reduction.

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    While there are costs associated with global free trade, they can be mitigated, and they are dwarfed by the benefits. Free trade has already helped lift more than a billion people out of poverty over the past 25 years, and it provides the best opportunity to improve human welfare in the years ahead. READ MORE

  4. The Case for UK Import Substitution

    Robert Skidelsky

    The Case for UK Import Substitution


     warns that sterling depreciation is likely to hurt, not help, British exports.

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    With Britain’s current-account deficit running at over 7% of GDP – by far the largest since data started being collected in 1955 – sterling's 16% depreciation since the June Brexit vote could be regarded as a boon. But a weakening pound could actually hurt British competitiveness. READ MORE

  5. What’s Blocking Gender Equality?

    Laura Tyson, ET AL

    What’s Blocking Gender Equality?

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    &  propose measures governments and businesses should take to close opportunity gaps and boost growth.

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    Empowering women is morally right and economically smart, with several recent studies confirming the high costs of persistent and significant gender gaps. But, despite these findings, four key factors are still impeding gender equality in all forms of work. READ MORE

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