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New Frontiers in Affordable Housing

Project Syndicate en Economía / Actualidad

Providing decent, affordable housing is a growing challenge in developing and advanced economies alike. Fortunately, there are ways to narrow the affordable housing gap substantially, using mostly market-based approaches at the municipal level....

For many emerging markets, 2014 has gotten off to a grim start, with concern over the Chinese economy's marked slowdown and the Argentine peso's steep slide against the US dollar triggering heavy selling pressure on an array of currencies. But...

06/02/2014 - International donors are not doing enough to help fragile states increase their domestic revenue, according to a new OECD report that shows only a tiny fraction of development aid goes into programmes to improve tax collection. 

 

How Fragile are Emerging Markets?

Project Syndicate en Economía / Actualidad

Emerging-market equities and exchange rates are again under severe downward pressure, but are the underlying economies really as fragile as global traders seem to fear? The short answer, for a few, is probably 'yes,' but, for most, 'not quite yet.' ...

This paper develops a structural macroeconometric model of the world economy, disaggregated into thirty five national economies. This panel unobserved components model encompasses an approximate linear panel dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model featuring a monetary transmission mechanism, a fiscal transmission mechanism, and extensive macrofinancial linkages, both within and across economies. A variety of monetary policy analysis, fiscal policy analysis, spillover analysis, and forecasting applications of the estimated model are demonstrated, based on a Bayesian framework for conditioning on judgment.

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This paper offers an axiomatic characterization of two classes of poverty measures that are sensitive to inequality of opportunity -- one a strict subset of the other. The proposed indices are sensitive not only to income shortfalls from the poverty...

Shale Gas to the Rescue?

Project Syndicate en Economía / Actualidad

The developed world is slowly emerging from the Great Recession, but a question lingers: How fast and how far will the recovery go? One big source of pessimism has been the idea that we are running out of investment opportunities...

ODI are delighted to host the World Bank for the UK launch of the World Development Report 2014: risk and opportunity: managing risk fordevelopment. Rasmus Heltberg - Lead Evaluation Officer, Global Programs and KylaWethli , Research Analyst, within the Banks...

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