Pathways to human development: Explaining the Bangladesh surprise

Bangladesh has achieved remarkably rapid progress in many social and human development indicators during the past few decades, especially since the early 1990s. Cross-country comparisons show that, in relation to per capita income, the country has transformed itself from being a laggard to a clear leader in many of the indicators of health, education and demographic outcomes.

New eBook: Economics and policy in the Age of Trump

Chad Bown 05 June 2017

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Watch Chad talk about the new eBook and its themes:

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Topics:  Politics and economics

Economics and policy in the Age of Trump

Date Published

Mon, 06/05/2017

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Contents

1 Introduction 
Chad P. Bown

Part I: Domestic Policy Reform I: Health, anti-poverty, labour, education, immigration and environment

 2 Health reform in the Age of Trump 
 Thomas Buchmueller and Helen Levy

 3 Promoting economic security and upward mobility with programmes that support low-income families and youth 
 Melissa S. Kearney

 4 Globalisation and US labour markets 
 Mine Zeynep Senses

The problem of public sector absenteeism

Government employees not showing up for work is a major problem in developing countries. Chaudhury et al. (2006) provide examples of how stark the problem is – rates of absenteeism for government doctors are 25% in Peru, 37% in Uganda, and 40% in Indonesia. Activated by the urgency of the problem, policymakers are trying a range of innovative solutions, from simply asking teachers to take a picture of themselves in the classroom (Duflo et al. 2012) to remote biometric monitoring stations in India (Dhaliwal and Hanna 2016).

Joint ECB-MIT Conference: "Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Euro Area"

13th March 2017 - 14th March 2017, European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Event Type

2
Dates

Start Date

Mon, 03/13/2017

End Date

Tue, 03/14/2017

Institution

European Central Bank

Location

European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Attendance

0

More information

http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/conferences/html/20170313_fostering_innovation.en.html
Organizer

Organizer(s)

Nicola Bowen, ECB

Contact Email

nicola.bowen@ecb.europa.eu

Disclaimer: Vox is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.


Topics

EU policies Europe's nations and regions Institutions and economics International finance Monetary policy

Stress Testing Methods

26th April 2016 - 27th April 2016, Florence

Event Type

0

Institution

European University Institute
Dates

Start Date

Tue, 04/26/2016

End Date

Wed, 04/27/2016

More information

http://fbf.eui.eu/training/stress-testing-methods/

Attendance

1

Location

Florence
Organizer

Organizer(s)

Til Schuermann

Contact Email

fbf@eui.eu

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Topics

Financial regulation and banking
Tags
risk management, bank stress tests, stress testing

The Design and Regulation of Securities Markets: Celebrating the 30 Years Since Kyle Met Glosten and Milgrom and We Moved From Chalkies to Co-Location

11th August 2015 - 12th August 2015, Sydney

Event Type

2
Dates

Start Date

Tue, 08/11/2015

End Date

Wed, 08/12/2015

Institution

Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR)

Location

Sydney

Attendance

0

More information

http://www.cifr.edu.au/site/Research/Call_for_Papers_-_Kyle_Met_Glosten_and_Milgrom_Conference.aspx
Organizer

Organizer(s)

F. Douglas Foster - University of Technology Sydney, David R. Gallagher – CIFR and UNSW Business School and Tom Smith - The University of Queensland

Contact Email

drsmpapers@cifr.edu.au

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Topics

Financial markets

Capital in the 21st Century

Orazio Attanasio, Tim Besley, Andrew Haldane, Peter Lindert, Kevin O'Rourke, Thomas Piketty, Jaume Ventura 28 January 2015

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On 19th December, CEPR and the Bank of England hosted a joint workshop to discuss Thomas Piketty’s seminal work ‘Capital in the 21st Century’. Chaired by the Bank’s Chief Economist Andy Haldane, the panel comprised Peter Lindert, Jaume Ventura, Orazio Attanasio and Tim Besley, each of whom spoke on inequality and related issues, and Thomas Piketty, who responded to each presenter. The panel presentations were on:

-          Where Has Modern Equality Come From? Lucky vs. Smart Paths in Economic History

-          The Metamorphosis of Capital in the 21st Century

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Topics:  Economic history Politics and economics Poverty and income inequality Taxation

Tags:  Piketty

Effective Eurozone QE: Size matters more than risk-sharing

Francesco Giavazzi, Guido Tabellini 17 January 2015

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Now that a European quantitative easing (QE) is almost a sure thing, the question is how it will be implemented. Implementation details are of first-order importance for the success of the programme. Fudges or opaque wording are to be avoided at all costs, because QE also works through expectations. Indeed, the experience of other major central banks suggests that announcement effects are key.

Risk-pooling amongst central banks?

Most of the attention so far has been on risk-sharing.

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Topics:  EU policies Macroeconomic policy Monetary policy

Tags:  QE, quantitative easing, ECB, helicopter money, debt sustainability, eurozone

Innovation, inequality and economics - Vox Views with Edmund Phelps and Mark Thoma

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Topics

Competition policy Productivity and Innovation

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