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Quicksilver Markets
Ted Berg, World Economics, June 2015
One of the missions of the Office of Financial Research is to analyse asset market valuations and if there are excesses, explore the potential financi.. More
 

What Have We Learned From the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 and its Aftermath?
Anthony Elson, World Economics, June 2015
This article summarizes a number of key lessons from the effects of the global financial crisis that, with the passage of time, are having an importan.. More
 

African Diaspora Remittances are Better than Foreign Aid Funds
Adams Bodomo, World Economics, December 2013
In this article, two sources of socio-economic development finance for Africa, African Diaspora remittance funds and Overseas Development Assistance (.. More
 

Remittances and their Macroeconomic Impact
Mthuli Ncube and Zuzana Brixiova, World Economics, December 2013
This paper examines the macroeconomic trends, drivers and the impact of remittances in Africa. First, it documents the increasing share of remittances.. More
 

Strengthening the Early Warning Exercise
Bessma Momani, Skylar Brooks, Michael Cockburn, Warren Clarke and Dustyn Lanz, World Economics, September 2013
Following the 2007–2008 global financial crisis, the G20 leaders tasked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the newly created Financial Stabilit.. More
 

Cross-Border Financial Integration in Asia and the Macro-Financial Policy Framework
Philip R. Lane, World Economics, June 2013
In relative terms, Asia came through the global financial crisis relatively well. In part, this can be attributed to its conservative approach to inte.. More
 

The International Liquidity Crisis of 2008–2009
William A. Allen and Richhild Moessner, World Economics, June 2011
The ‘credit crunch’ that began in August 2007 turned into a crisis when Lehman Brothers failed in September 2008. That event caused large internationa.. More
 

José De Gregorio on Howard Davies and David Green: Banking on the Future. The Fall and Rise of Central Banking
World Economics, December 2010
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Global Financial Crisis
Priya Nandita Pooran, World Economics, September 2010
This article reviews the degree of progress in financial regulatory reform and proposes new areas for inclusion in the reform agenda. It assesses the .. More
 

Paying the High Price of Active Management
Ross M. Miller, World Economics, September 2010
Financial economists have long known that actively managed mutual funds underperform comparable index funds and that investment management fees are a .. More
 

The International Financial Architecture
Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds, World Economics, June 2010
The global financial crisis requires a global solution. A deep-seated overhaul of the international financial system is needed, but could be frustrate.. More
 

George Soros’ Reflexivity and the Global Financial Crisis
Thomas D. Willett, World Economics, June 2010
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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.. More
 

Global Imbalances, the Financial Crisis and the International Monetary System
Ignazio Visco, World Economics, March 2010
Even though the proximate causes of the crisis lie in previous financial excesses, the extent to which these have developed owes much to fundamental s.. More
 

Narrow Banking
John Kay, World Economics, March 2010
The credit crunch of 2007–8 was the direct and indirect result of losses incurred by major financial services companies in speculative trading in whol.. More
 

The Systemic Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies and Rated Markets
Amadou N.R. Sy, World Economics, December 2009
Credit ratings have contributed to the current financial crisis. Proposals to regulate credit rating agencies focus on micro-prudential issues and aim.. More
 

The IMF, the Credit Crunch and Iceland
Sheetal K. Chand, World Economics, September 2009
Iceland was badly hit by a fundamental mismatch between the assets and international liabilities of her banking system, with severe consequences for t.. More
 

The Secret of Canadian Banking: Common Sense?
Laurence Booth, World Economics, September 2009
This article looks at the basic reasons why the Canadian banking system was recently judged by the World Economic Forum to be the soundest in the worl.. More
 

Understanding Crime, Political Uncertainty and Stock Market Returns
Juan Carlos Franco Laverde, Maria Estela Varua and Arlene Garces-Ozanne, World Economics, June 2009
Colombia’s economy has experienced positive growth over the past few years despite the incidence of serious armed conflict in the region. However, the.. More
 

Alistair Milne on Robert J. Shiller,The Subprime Solution: How Today’s Global Financial Crisis Happened and What to Do About It
World Economics, June 2009
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