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Measuring The Americas GDP
World Economics, World Economics, March 2015
The Americas, comprising the USA and Canada, the Spanish speaking countries of South and Central America plus Brazil and the Caribbean, is a region di.. More

Measuring Latin America
Brian Sturgess, World Economics, March 2014
This paper reviews the quality of official national accounting data investigated for 17 Latin American countries. Chile, which became an OECD member i.. More

The Argentine Productivity Slowdown
Ariel Coremberg, World Economics, September 2011
The purpose of this working paper is to analyse the main causes of economic growth in Argentina during the 1990–2006 period. This research proposes a .. More

It’s Time to Retire the US Military’s Retirement System
Chris Springer, World Economics, December 2010
The author outlines a retirement system for the most expensive government organisation in the world – the US military. The plan incorporates positive .. More

Why Hasn’t the US Economic Stimulus Been More Effective?
F. Gerard Adams and Byron Gangnes, World Economics, December 2010
Recently questions have been raised about the effectiveness of fiscal stimulus policies, and about whether stimulus to a recessionary economy should b.. More

Economic Growth in Venezuela
Claudio Paiva, World Economics, September 2010
This paper presents an empirical analysis of Venezuela’s economic growth in the last several decades, providing possible explanations for the country.. More

The Temptation for Protectionism and American Trade Policy
Robert Carbaugh and Tyler Prante, World Economics, September 2010
The Great Recession of 2007–2009 originated in the United States and quickly spread throughout the economies of Canada and Europe. Soon these countrie.. More

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

Chile: Foreign Shocks and Policy Responses
José De Gregorio, World Economics, December 2009
In 2009, the world is facing the worst recession in more than six decades. Chile has been no exception. In spite of this outlook, the Chilean economy .. More

Michael C. Macchiarola on Stephen H. Axilrod: Inside the Fed – Monetary Policy and Its Management, Martin Through Greenspan to Bernanke
Michael C. Macchiarola, World Economics, September 2009

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

How Many US Jobs Might be Offshorable?
Alan S. Blinder, World Economics, June 2009
Using detailed information on the nature of work done in over 800 US Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational codes, this paper ranks those occupations.. More

End of the ‘American Century’
Allan H. Meltzer, World Economics, December 2008
The postwar era has ended. The institutional structures that the United States sponsored are less relevant or less accepted now, and the US is unable.. More

A Dynamic Theory of China–U.S. Trade
Amar Bhidé & Edmund Phelps, World Economics, September 2007
China's trade surplus with the U.S. is now more than a quarter of the U.S. trade deficit and, with China growing faster than the U.S., raises question.. More

Economic, Neurobiological and Behavioral Perspectives on Building America’s Future Workforce
Eric I. Knudsen, James J. Heckman, Judy L. Cameron & Jack P. Shonkoff, World Economics, September 2006
A growing proportion of the US workforce will have been raised in disadvantaged environments that are associated with relatively high proportions of i.. More

Are We Heading for a Dollar Crisis?
Graham Bird, World Economics, March 2006
The US balance of payments current account deficit is in excess of 5 per cent of GDP. Is this sustainable? A loss of confidence in the dollar could le.. More

Brazil’s Economy Under Lula
Edmund Amann, World Economics, December 2005
In this article Edmund Amann analyses the recent performance of the Brazilian economy, the largest in South America. For a number of years it has been.. More

Dollarisation in Theory and Practice
John C. B. Cooper, World Economics, December 2004
Dollarisation involves the replacement of a soft domestic currency with a hard foreign alternative. This paper explains the different forms that doll.. More

Pricing Cultural Heritage
Susana Mourato, Ece Ozdemiroglu, Tannis Hett & Giles Atkinson, World Economics, September 2004
A growing determinant of leisure travel decisions has been the demand for cultural destinations. This has presented complex challenges with regards t.. More
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