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Economic Policy

Banking Goes Green

November 12, 2010

Olivia Albrecht

Yes, it's true: banking, profits, and social responsibility can indeed coexist — even thrive. Peter Blom, the CEO of Tridos Bank in the Netherlands, offers a prescription for how to make money while doing good in a much-maligned, beleaguered sector.

Topics: Economic Policy, Europe, Global Investing | Read Article

The Problem with Product Replacement

November 12, 2010

Analysts and policy makers rely on data to tell them how world economies are faring. But what if that data is flawed? Chazen Senior Scholars Emi Nakamura and Jon Steinsson uncover compelling evidence that U.S. import and export indexes are faulty. The answer: something called "product replacement bias."

Topics: Economic Policy, Global Investing | Read Article

How Other Countries Can Imitate China's Growth Strategy

October 13, 2010

In an exclusive talk, Justin Lin, chief economist for the World Bank, shows why China's rapid-fire expansion isn't an anomoly and explains why other developing nations could benefit from the China model.

Topics: The Middle-Income Trap, Economic Policy, China | Read Article