India

“Microfinance Doesn’t Work”

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Betsy Wiesendanger |  June 26, 2012
Those may be harsh words from someone who runs a microfinance company in India. But Tara Thiagarajan is hell-bent on changing that.
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India’s Big-Box Debate

Global Insights: Analysis
Rebecca McReynolds |  March 27, 2012
India’s mom-and-pop shops fear being crushed by the Walmarts of the world. But the arrival of international, multi-brand retailers would actually benefit small stores, says Chazen Senior Scholar Rajeev Kohli.
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India’s Seven-Year Itch

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  February 29, 2012
With foreign direct investment now encouraged, property-related investing in India is striving to become friendlier.
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The Economics of Disaster

Global Insights: Perspective
Justin Yifu Lin |  March 6, 2012
On the anniversary of the Japan earthquake that killed 18,000 people, Justin Yifu Lin of the World Bank reflects on our increasing vulnerability to natural disasters -- and offers a surprising preventative.
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Brain-Drain Panic Returns, This Time to Africa

Global Insights: Perspective
Jagdish Bhagwati |  February 7, 2012
Officials in India have long bemoaned the mass exodus of skilled labor to other countries such as the United States. Now, Africa finds itself in the same situation. Jagdish Bhagwati proposes four practical ways to encourage home-grown talent to stay put.
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Does Redistributing Income Reduce Poverty?

Global Insights: Perspective
Jagdish Bhagwati |  November 3, 2011
Does economic growth help reduce poverty in developing countries — or do growth-oriented policies merely increase gross national product without ameliorating poverty?
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Familiarity Breeds...Better Loans?

Global Insights: Analysis
September 7, 2011
Everyone agrees: Discrimination based on race or religion is a bad thing in bank lending. But what about the reverse? A fascinating new study examines what happens when lenders grant more favorable terms to their own kind.
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When Investor Trust Goes Awry

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  June 27, 2011
Chitra Ramkrishna, joint managing director of the National Stock Exchange of India, describes the formation of a stock exchange that catered to investors, not brokers.
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Why Free Trade Matters

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Jagdish Bhagwati |  June 29, 2011
Protectionist trade policies don't help developing countries, argues Jagdish Bagwati. In fact, he says, free trade promotes prosperity, making it a moral imperative.
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Lights and Sirens

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
December 14, 2010
Spurred by his mother's near-tragedy, Shaffi Mather created India’s first reliable ambulance service. At a recent forum sponsored by the Chazen Institute, he revealed what drives him and why his unconventional pricing strategy works.
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