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Volume 18, Number 1: January - March 2017

Neglect Private Debt at the Economy’s Peril?

  Neglect Private Debt at the Economy’s Peril? 
The role of private debt as a cause of financial crises and prolonged recessions is often neglected. In Cyprus policy concern has focused on government debt despite the problem of a rapid growth of private debt and its wasteful use... 
Are Estimates of the Economic Contribution of Financial Services Reliable

  Are Estimates of the Economic Contribution of Financial Services Reliable 
The methods used to estimate the contribution of financial services to national income are seriously flawed. Banking sector output in the UK was estimated to have increased in 2008 while the financial services sector was collapsing...
Measuring the Performance of Fiscal Reforms

  Measuring the Performance of Fiscal Reforms 
Public spending has raised the welfare of citizens in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) significantly over the period 1960–2015, particularly as measured in raised average life expectancy and lowered infant mortality rates...

An Evaluation of the Multidimensional Poverty Index

  An Evaluation of the Multidimensional Poverty Index 
The need to define development has witnessed many attempts to condense a country’s economic deprivation into a single figure. In order to target poor citizens, it is important to classify those who are ‘non-poor’ by a poverty statistic...

Measuring the Impact of Agricultural Finance on Rural Inequality

  Measuring the Impact of Agricultural Finance on Rural Inequality 
Evidence suggests that financial development and improved access to credit not only accelerates economic growth, but also reduces household poverty and income inequality...

The Impact of Minimum Wage Legislation

  The Impact of Minimum Wage Legislation
Minimum wage policies are powerful political tools, but the economic effects are unlikely to be in the interests of society as a whole. Wages should be left to the free operation of market forces...
Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment in Economic Transformation

  Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment in Economic Transformation
The prospect of prolonged lower hydrocarbon and commodity prices has forced many countries to reconsider both fiscal policy and sovereign wealth fund asset allocation to address possible liquidity needs...
The Environmental Kuznets Curve

  The Environmental Kuznets Curve
TThe Kuznets curve is an income inequality measure used in development studies which predicts an inverse-U shape with inequality first rising with industrialisation and then declining, as more and more workers join the high-productivity sectors of the economy...

Volume 17, Number 4: October - December 2016

Implications of Illicit Financial Outflows for Macro-economic Management and Development Effectiveness in Africa

  Implications of Illicit Financial Outflows for Macro-economic Management and Development Effectiveness in Africa 
A persistent rise in illicit financial outflows has compounded macroeconomic management challenges and heightened the risks of recurrent balance of payments crises. It has undermined the build-up... 
Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: the Case of the Shrinking Global Economic Imbalances

  Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: the Case of the Shrinking Global Economic Imbalances 
Global economic imbalances in the mid-2000s reached a level that many commentators viewed as unsustainable. The claim was frequently made that the imbalances contributed significantly to causing the world-wide financial and economic crisis at the end of the decade...
Global Integration and World Migration

  Global Integration and World Migration 
This paper explores a theory of migration based upon a number of conjectures about the role of digital media. It proposes that a number of factors including rising use of the internet providing widespread access to global information ...

The Universal Credit Rating Group: Measuring Debt Ethically

  The Universal Credit Rating Group: Measuring Debt Ethically 
The Universal Credit Rating Group (UCRG) is a collection of rating agencies that are aiming to redress what they see as an imbalance in the provision of credit ratings across the global economy...

Measuring the Success of Industrial Policy in Australia

  Measuring the Success of Industrial Policy in Australia 
Industry policy in the context of trade liberalization has played a critical reinforcing role in re-orienting production in the Australian manufacturing sector from the domestic to international market...

Institutions, Economic Growth and Development: A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Douglass North

  Institutions, Economic Growth and Development: A Conversation with Douglass North
A transcript of an interview made by Professor Brian Snowden with the late Douglass North, Noble Laureate who died in 2015





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