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):

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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.

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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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