Brazil In Crisis – How Did We Get To This Mess And What Should We Do To Leave?

By Rachel de Sá Brazil. The land where women are beautiful, food is delicious, everyone knows how to dance “samba”, play football, and of course, the future is bright and the time to shine is just around the corner. Right? … Continue reading Brazil In Crisis – How Did We Get To This Mess And What Should We Do To Leave?

Where Is Abenomics Now? Not Much Time Left – Use The Final Card Wisely

By Takuma Nakamura Views on Abenomics become conflicting It has been three and half years since Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, introduced his economic policy package called “Abenomics” in December 2012. Though it was widely praised by many economists and … Continue reading Where Is Abenomics Now? Not Much Time Left – Use The Final Card Wisely

Kuczynski’s Challenge To Build Dialogue As Peru’s New President

By Carlos Valdivia Peru has elected a new leader. Liberal Pedro Pablo Kuczynski – better known as “PPK” – won the runoff election against populist Keiko Sofia Fujimori. The results were announced on the 9th of June, four days after the … Continue reading Kuczynski’s Challenge To Build Dialogue As Peru’s New President

What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us? A Brief Examination of the Roman Welfare State

By Kabira Namit INTRODUCTION In 1787, Edward Gibbon completed ‘The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ wherein among several other reasons, he attributed “higher taxation and spending of public monies for free bread and circuses for the populace” as one … Continue reading What Have the Romans Ever Done For Us? A Brief Examination of the Roman Welfare State

The Fallibility of Development Statistics

By Kabira Namit 1. INTRODUCTION We need credible data to design evidence-based policies, measure national progress and compare development strategies across nations. However, government officials and donor partners agree that the current sets of development statistics being published by national statistics … Continue reading The Fallibility of Development Statistics

Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 5: The standards of global economic governance should not be lowered or undermined

By Pedro Sousa * The fifth in a series of five articles The standards of global economic governance should not be lowered or undermined The economic order that was established after two World Wars has since faced numerous challenges of varying complexity. … Continue reading Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 5: The standards of global economic governance should not be lowered or undermined

Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 4: The IMF, China, and the current financial architecture

By Pedro Sousa * The fourth in a series of five articles The IMF, China, and the current financial architecture  The global financial crisis shook up the international financial architecture, catching many institutions off guard. G20 leaders agreed on coordinated expansionary policies … Continue reading Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 4: The IMF, China, and the current financial architecture

Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 3: Anemic global economy, inequality, and the call for collective action

By Pedro Sousa * The third in a series of five articles Anemic global economy, inequality, and the call for collective action  The most significant issues that international macroeconomic policy coordination must solve are the global economic slowdown and rising inequality. … Continue reading Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 3: Anemic global economy, inequality, and the call for collective action

Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 2: Multilateralism and the recent rise of regionalism

By Pedro Sousa * The second in a series of five articles Multilateralism and the recent rise of regionalism The growing regional focus is what we have heard about in the news in recent years. In 2015, we saw a major move … Continue reading Global Macroeconomic And Financial Coordination System Needs To Act Collectively – Part 2: Multilateralism and the recent rise of regionalism