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Tobin Tax may calm market volatility and provide resources for development
H. Hayward / War on Want 2001
This article begins by discussing the negative effects short-term speculative financial activities have on the lives and economies of the citizens of developing countries. A reliance on volatile forms of short-term investment leaves t...
The Tobin Tax is feasible: but how should it be implemented?
F.J. Cardim de Carvalho / Global Policy Forum 2001
This short article investigates the Tobin Tax (TT). This article deals with two essential points for the operationalisation of the Tobin Tax (TT). These include: the need to establish the primary aims of the tax, among its possible (b...
Have tax levies on bank withdrawals in six Latin American countries been successful?
I. Coelho; L. Ebrill; V. Summers / International Monetary Fund 2001
This paper investigates whether the decision by six Latin American countries, to levy taxes on withdrawals from bank accounts has been successful. The levying of taxes in this manner has been viewed as a convenient tax handle during a...
What are the advantages and disadvantages of fiscal decentralisation?
G. Pisauro / International Monetary Fund 2001
This article looks at the benefits or otherwise of fiscal decentralisation. This paper synthesises lessons learned from the theoretical literature and international experience on the design of intergovernmental relations. The p...
Domestic financial intermediation and capital inflows: how do they affect financial crises in emerging markets
R. Dekle; K. Kletzer / International Monetary Fund 2001
This paper develops a model for investigating the domestic financial intermediation of foreign capital inflows based on agency costs, for studying financial crises in emerging markets. The article finds that in equilibrium, the...
Why have several transition economies experienced strong real exchange rate appreciations?
M. de Broeck; T. Slok / International Monetary Fund 2001
This paper investigates why several transition economies have experienced strong real exchange rate appreciations. This paper hypothesises that these appreciations reflect underlying productivity gains in the tradable sector. T...
How do changes in fiscal policy affect national savings?
A. Thomas / International Monetary Fund 2001
This article examines the response of national saving to changes in fiscal policy. This paper examines the intergenerational fiscal position of a country to determine whether this information helps to explain cross country differences...
Internationally coordinated regulation may provide an effective framework for multinational corporate activity
H. Ward / Chatham House [Royal Institute of International Affairs], UK 2001
This Briefing Paper outlines the implications of one way of enforcing corporate environmental, social and human rights standards across borders: ‘foreign direct liability’. The briefing paper concentrates on: ...
The Tobin Tax: a new phase in the politics of globalisation?
H. Patomaki / Global Solidarity 2001
This article calls for the creation of a Tobin tax (TT). This is an attractive proposition as the TT has the potential to give rise to new political constellations. It contributes to the autonomy of states and is advantageous for new ...
The privatisation of electricity distribution: what are the implications for developing countries?
K. Bayliss / Public Services International Research Unit, PSIRU 2001
This article discusses the increasing privatisation of electricity distribution. This paper reviews international progress in privatisation and considers some of the realities of such a policy. The article concludes that: ...
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Living arrangements and conditions of older persons in Namibia
N. Indongo; N. Sakaria / Advances in Aging Research 2017
In Africa, ageing is a phenomenon that is just beginning to reveal its shape; at present, it is a family concern. Although sub-Saharan Africa’s older population is not as large in size as in other regions of the world, it must st...
Repositioning Chinese development finance in Latin America: opportunities for green finance
F. Yuan; K. P. Gallagher / Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University 2016
China is one of the largest creditors of Latin American and the Caribbean and has loaned the region more than $125 billion since 2005. However, the  composition of China’s financing in the region has been concentrate...
The political economy of social protection policy uptake in Nigeria
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research 2015
None of the recent efforts to study social protection in Nigeria have provided a detailed description of the political economy factors that enhance and prevent the uptake of social protection policies. This stud...
Conditional cash transfers in Africa: limitations and potentials
O. Akinola 2016
Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are currently amongst the most popular social protection programmes for addressing poverty, vulnerabilities, and risks of poor individuals, households and communities in d...
Work, family and social protection: old age income security in Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
C. Knox-Vydmanov / HelpAge International 2017
How does growing older affect a person’s income security in Asia? This question is becoming increasingly urgent in the context of rapid population ageing in the region, yet relatively limited comparative analysis has tried to ans...
Egypt’s new IMF deal comes with a huge price tag for human rights
M. el-Badrawi; A. Corkery / Bretton Woods Project 2017
The government of Egypt has sealed a loan deal with the IMF following four years of negotiations. The impacts of the structural adjustment reforms associated with the loan raise strong human rights concerns, particularly for t...
Population aging in India: facts, issues, and options
Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn 2016
India, one of the world’s two population superpowers, is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes. Increasing longevity and falling fertility have resulted in a dramatic increase in the population of adults aged 60 an...
Parental background and child human capital development throughout childhood and adolescence: evidence from four low- and middle-income countries
A. Georgiadis / Young Lives 2017
Although there are a vast number of empirical studies documenting a strong positive link between parental socio-economic status (SES) and child outcomes, we do not know whether these associations remain robust when other paren...
Russian BRICS Presidency: models of engagement with international institutions
M. Larionova / International Organisations Research Journal 2016
Six years after the first summit in 2009 in Yekaterinburg, the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa has established its identity as an informal global governance forum. The members have consistently ...
Fostering inclusive growth in Malaysia
S. Nixon; H. Asada; V. Koen / Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development 2017
Malaysia has followed a comparatively equitable development path, largely eliminating absolute poverty and greatly reduced ethnic inequality. Income and wealth inequality have gradually declined since the mid-1970s. With the &...
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Vienna Institute of Demography
Review of Radical Political Economics
Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
The FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) will develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders. The Task Force will consider the physical, liability and transition risks associated with clim...
Wharton Financial Institutions Center (FIC)
Wharton Financial Institutions Center is an independently managed site at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The Center sponsors and directs primary research on financial institutions and their interface with financial markets.
Carbon Tracker / Investor Watch
Carbon Tracker is a not for profit financial think tank aimed at enabling a climate secure global energy market by aligning capital market actions with climate reality.The Carbon Tracker initiative is the first project of Investor Watch, a non-profit company established by Mark Campanale, its founder, to align capital markets with the goal of social and ecological sustainability....
The World trade institute (WTI)
The World Trade Institute (WTI) is an academic institution dedicated to studying and teaching on the subject of international trade regulation and investment. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science.
The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
MERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China that Stiftung Mercator set up as a central forum for engagement with China in Germany, thereby laying the foundations for people – especially decision-makers in Germany and Europe – to better judge questions and issues relating to China.
CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment and Economic Regulation (CUTS C-CIER)
CUTS CCIER has the following programmatic areas:   Competition Policy and Law Economic Regulationï Consumer Protection Investment Climate Objectives: The main objectives of the centre are:...
BRICS Information Sharing and Exchange Platform
BRICS Information Sharing and Exchange Platform (also refered to as BRICS Portal) is the authoritative platform of BRICS-related information jointly developed by the Center for BRICS Studies of Fudan University (Shanghai, China) and the BRICS Business Council.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was founded in 1986. The recurring and severe droughts and other natural disasters between 1974 and 1984 caused widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic hardship in the Eastern Africa region. Although indi...
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