Manufacturing revolutions: The role of industrial policy in South Korea’s industrialisation

Industrialising is perceived as the engine to economic growth. Hence, most developing economies aspire to industrialise. To this end, industrial policy is a common tool used to shape the composition of national economic activity. Industrial policies are as controversial as they are ubiquitous, and few contemporary empirical studies have explored their impact. There is no consensus on the efficacy of these interventions; evidence is anecdotal, mixed, and piecemeal (Harrison and Rodriguez-Clare 2009).

The path to scale: Replication, general equilibrium effects, and new settings

Northern Bangladesh sees high seasonal fluctuations in income, consumption, and hunger in rural areas. No Lean Season, an Evidence Action project offering small subsidies for seasonal migration, may come to reach millions of households in that region. The project originated from a randomised control trial (RCT) carried out in 2008-2011, and has expanded through a very close partnership between academics and practitioners.

Is the system broken?

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Global economy

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

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

[email protected]

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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

[email protected]

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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

[email protected]

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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

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