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Credit cycles are distinct from the business cycle in their frequency and amplitude. One of their central features is a tendency for banks... More
Reductions in input and output tariffs for firms engaged in ‘processing trade’ contributed at least one percentage point per year of China’s growth... More
Disagreement among social scientists means that many policy initiatives to tackle climate change threats remain economically contentious despite the... More
Trade and technology have quite different effects on US businesses, according to research by Professor David Autor and colleagues presented in his... More
The scale of cross-border financial flows has increased massively in recent years but it is hard to detect the benefits, according to research by... More
Analysis of two long-run cross-country data sets on economic growth lends support to the idea that there is a robust empirical regularity in the rate... More
The domination of the banking industry by a handful of ‘too-big-to-fail’ and highly leveraged banks is driven by two forces at the heart of modern... More
Tactical voting is not confined to first-past-the-post electoral systems, according to research by Dr Jörg Spenkuch, published in the June 2015 issue... More
Bad weather in sub-Saharan Africa increases the spread of HIV, according to a study published in the June 2015 issue of the Economic Journal. When the... More
Donors are strongly influenced by how much other people have given when it comes to giving online to fundraising websites. A single large donation of... More
Better school management is associated with better pupil achievement, according to research by Professor Nicholas Bloom and colleagues. Their study,... More
Speaking a common native language gives a strong positive boost to trade between two countries, according to a study of the French- German- and... More
New research finds that investment levels by small-scale African farmers may be subdued because farmers dislike others in their community helping them... More
WAGE GAINS FOR STAFF IN GLOBALLY ACTIVE FIRMS: New evidence from French manufacturing The more that a French manufacturing firm is involved in... More
When the economy is in bad shape, the effectiveness of increased government spending in boosting GDP depends on the depth of the recession. That is... More
Many developing countries find themselves politically paralysed because of fundamental disagreements about which reforms will deliver prosperity.... More
Volatile exchange rates have not discouraged international investments flowing to and from advanced nations in recent years, contrary to the common... More
A surge of foreign capital coming into a developing country can be a consequence of the natural resources it owns or its high growth rate. In... More
Because high-income consumers spend a relatively larger share of their income on services and manufactured goods, they benefit more from international... More
When governments in new democracies increase fiscal redistribution immediately before an election, their cunning isn’t just selfish opportunism: it’s... More
Limits on the size of political donations lead to better government when the two parties are very unequal in strength; but a free-for-all is better if... More
The slave trade created patterns of sexual behaviour that continue to contribute to the long-term spread of HIV among young women in sub-Saharan... More
Broadband use has no significant effect on the performance of firms – and policies designed to improve broadband access are unlikely to make firms... More
Countries where businesses can easily raise finance in the bond market typically experience faster and stronger recoveries from a recession, according... More
When Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation in Germany in the 16th century he claimed ‘special divine grace’ was the secret of his success... More