International Economics

International Economics

  • Oil risk

    The Default Risk of Oil-Producing Countries

    Tuesday, November 01, 2016

    Higher levels of oil reserves make a country appear riskier over the long run from a default perspective.

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  • China One Child

    Did China's One-Child Policy Really Have an Effect?

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    The fertility rate in China declined after the one-child policy was introduced, but the rate was already on the way down.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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