Archive for June 16th, 2010

Profile of Paul Romer and Charter cities from a historical perspective

June 16, 2010

Sebastian Mallaby has written a wonderful long article on the topic.

He talks about a city called Lübeck which was perhaps the first charter city in the world (I say perhaps as there could be examples in earlier history as well):



Why were Asian Banks not impacted in this crisis?

June 16, 2010

Madhusudan Mohanty and Philip Turner of BIS have written an insightful paper on the topic.


Assorted Links

June 16, 2010
  • Satyan Mishra of Drishtee Development Communications on microfinance
  • Central bank of Chile the latest central bank to raise interest rates. It raises by 50 bps to 1%. So in developed central banks we have Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Canada raising rates. Chile is next in line to become a developed economies. In developing economies I only recall India
  • Gulzar says oil consumption and production has declined sharpest since 1982
  • IMF has released the latest version of  Finance & Development Magazine. IMF Blog covers the release
  • K@W update on Private Equity 
  • Jeff Frankel on Natural Resources curse

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