Archive for August 2nd, 2018

How China’s empire of money is reshaping (or destroying) global trade: Review from 5 cities in three continents

August 2, 2018

There is lot of talk about how China is pushing certain countries into a debt spiral and taking control of key assets(read locations) in these countries.

BQ sends its team of reporters to select 5 cities, reviewing the situation: (more…)

Cycle sharing project in Rajkot: How people respond to incentives…

August 2, 2018

Interesting piece in Times of India.

The local authorities started a bike sharing project to promote riding of cycles in the city. They kep the udage free in morning hours. Guess what? People rode it only during that one hour!

 

The World Trade Historical Database (1800 onwards)

August 2, 2018

Profs. Giovanni Federico and Antonio Tena-Junguito have built a new database of world trade from 1800 onwards:

Profile of Agustín Carstens: Learning early lessons of economics to becoming Saint Carstens in Mexico

August 2, 2018

Interesting interview of Agustin Carstens, chief of BIS.

As a Mexican Finance Minister and central bank Governor, he earned the title San/Saint Carstens. Which as the article says, is quite an achievement for any Mexican/Latin American politician/economist:

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