Week Ending 13th July 2008

CAN TRANSPARENCY IN EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES BREAK THE RESOURCE CURSE?
Susan Ariel Aaronson, 12 July 2008

The resource curse has stymied development in numerous oil-rich economies. This column introduces the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and explains how transparency by firms investing in resource-rich countries might help alleviate the curse.

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Week Ending 6th July 2008

TIME WITH THE KIDS: PARENTAL EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE
Jonathan Guryan, Erik Hurst, Melissa S. Kearney, 5 July 2008

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Week Ending 6th July 2008

TIME WITH THE KIDS: PARENTAL EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE
Jonathan Guryan, Erik Hurst, Melissa S. Kearney, 5 July 2008

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VoxEU.org is one year old

Vox was launched one year ago. Over 550 economists have written 440 columns for Vox in its first year, including some of the profession's academic greats such as Daron Acemoglu, Alberto Alesina, Tim Besley, Jagdish Bhagwati, Olivier Blanchard, Alan Blinder, Esther Duflo, Francesco Giavazzi, Charles Goodhart, Robert Gordon, Nobel laureate James Heckman, Paul Klemperer, Lisa Lynch, Paul Krugman, Andreu Mas-Colell, Ken Rogoff, Sir Nicholas Stern, Guido Tabellini,
Jean Tirole and Michael Woodford.

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VoxEU.org is one year old

Vox was launched one year ago. Over 550 economists have written 440 columns for Vox in its first year, including some of the profession's academic greats such as Daron Acemoglu, Alberto Alesina, Tim Besley, Jagdish Bhagwati, Olivier Blanchard, Alan Blinder, Esther Duflo, Francesco Giavazzi, Charles Goodhart, Robert Gordon, Nobel laureate James Heckman, Paul Klemperer, Lisa Lynch, Paul Krugman, Andreu Mas-Colell, Ken Rogoff, Sir Nicholas Stern, Guido Tabellini, Jean Tirole and Michael Woodford.

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Week Ending 29th June 2008

GENUINE INNOVATION: NEW DRUGS SAVE LIVES
Gautier Duflos, Frank R. Lichtenberg, 29 June 2008

Critics allege that many new drugs are borne more from marketing efforts than medical innovation. This column discusses new research showing that the average new drug extends life.

Read article: http://www.VoxEU.org/index.php?q=node/1278

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Are international financial crises a relic of the past? Inflation targeting as a monetary vaccine

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The 1990s were plagued by international financial crises. Countries rich and poor, and large and small saw their currency attacked by speculators and their fixed exchange rate policies thrown into the dust-bin of history. The UK in 1992, Mexico in 1994, Thailand in 1997, Russia in 1998, Brazil in 1999 …the list is long. Yet since the collapse of Argentina in 2001, the international financial system has been an oasis of stability. Some believe this is merely good luck, and that the bad old days will return. They are wrong.

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inflation targeting, monetary policy, international financial crises

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