Tuesday, July 25, 2017
  1. Fostering Arab Entrepreneurship

    Philippe Le Houérou

    Fostering Arab Entrepreneurship

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     urges the region's governments to recognize their interest in nurturing startup ecosystems.

    Arab Entrepreneurs Behrouz Mehri/Getty Images
    Innovative startups can be a boon to the Middle East and North Africa, bringing jobs and private-sector development to struggling economies. But regulatory environments that favor big firms and the state sector are stifling startup ecosystems, curbing the potential of the region’s most promising growth engine. READ MORE
  2. Is Productivity Growth Becoming Irrelevant?

    Adair Turner

    Is Productivity Growth Becoming Irrelevant?

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     argues that a growing share of measured GDP has no impact on gains in human welfare.

    Productivity slows Eyes Wide Open/Getty Images
    Some economists see low business investment, poor skills, outdated infrastructure, or excessive regulation holding back potential growth nowadays. But there may be a deeper explanation: As we get richer, measured productivity may inevitably slow, and measured per capita GDP may tell us ever less about trends in human welfare. READ MORE
  3. The Changing Face of Work in India

    Rakesh Mohan, ET AL
  4. The Imperialist People’s Republic of Africa?

    Hannah Ryder
  5. Asia’s Unhappy Anniversary

    Barry Eichengreen
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