Fabrizio Coricelli, 01 May 2010

Why have emerging economies weathered the crisis better than advanced countries? This column summarises a session given by Alan Winters, Saul Estrin, Thorsten Beck, and organised by Nauro Campos at the Royal Economic Society annual conference in March 2010. The contributions argue that the crisis may have long-lasting effects on migration, foreign direct investment, and financial development in Africa.

Thorsten Beck, Berrak Buyukkarabacak, Felix Rioja, Neven Valev, 09 July 2009

How does financial development affect macroeconomic outcomes? Previous studies have relied on aggregate measures. This column introduces a data set that distinguishes between lending to enterprises and households and investigates the consequences for economic growth, income inequality, and consumption smoothing.

Raghuram Rajan, Erik Berglöf, 10 October 2008

Financial institutions and sensible regulation have made great strides in emerging markets, but this column warns that the current crisis may cause emerging markets to re-enact internal battles for their economic souls that we thought had been conclusively decided. Developed country leaders should not fan the flames of anti-market sentiments.

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