International Economics

International Economics

  • Who Works More Hours Per Week: Rich or Poor Countries?

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    The answer of who works more hours feeds into the productivity gap between rich and poor countries.

  • aging populations

    Aging Populations May Mean Lower Economic Growth

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Developed countries are seeing a rise in their age-dependency ratios. What’s the potential long-term economic impact?

  • Why Firms in Developing Nations Don't Grow as Fast

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    In developed nations, creative destruction helps strong firms to grow rapidly. However, firms in developing nations don’t see the same occurrence.

  • g-7 countries

    How Are Populations Shifting within Developed Countries?

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    The age-dependency ratio for many developed nations is rising. Which group is responsible: the young or the elderly?

  • china current account liberalization

    China's Currency and Net International Income Flow

    Monday, August 01, 2016

    The U.S. is a net debtor to China, yet it has positive net international income, while China does not. Global use of China’s renminbi may change that.

  • Nigeria Developing

    Are Emerging Economies Becoming More Resilient?

    Monday, June 20, 2016

    The recent decline in growth prospects has translated into a slowdown in net capital flows in emerging markets. Are they more resilient now than in previous episodes?

  • china's industrialization

    The Three Phases of China's Rise as an Industrial Power

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    After three failed attempts at industrialization, China seems to have found the formula for success.

  • china's industralization

    China's Previous Attempts at Industrialization

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    China’s current attempt at industrialization is its fourth in the past 120 years. What happened the other three times?

  • china industrialization

    Issues with Some Views on China's Rise

    Monday, June 13, 2016

    Some argue that China’s rise as an industrial power is a bubble or is destiny. On closer look, neither explanation makes much sense.

  • china's effect on commodities and emerging economies

    China, Commodities and Emerging Economies

    Thursday, June 09, 2016

    Many emerging economies are heavily dependent on commodities and, thus, increasingly on a single buyer: China.


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