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Trading Up

Feature | March 27, 2015

New research suggests access to high-income export markets could raise productivity and profitability for businesses across the developing world

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The High Cost of Climate Uncertainty

Feature | February 03, 2015

Using nearly a century and a half of stock market data, researchers consider individual tolerance for risk to put a more accurate price on carbon and stave off the worst effects of climate change.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Risk Management | Read Article

Printing Money, But Not Pumping It into the Economy

Feature | December 17, 2014

A new look at the money multiplier sheds light on bank behavior in the wake of the recession.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments, Finance | Read Article

Do Rate Cuts Matter?

Feature | October 08, 2014

New research takes on the question of how much monetary policy affects the economy.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article

How Do Credit Default Swaps Affect Bond Prices?

Feature | September 24, 2014

Credit default swaps may lower a firm’s borrowing costs under certain conditions, new research shows.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments, International Business and Finance | Read Article

Unlocking the Value of Movable Assets

Feature | September 22, 2014

Can a simple change to commercial laws in emerging economies spur business growth?

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Capital Markets and Investments | Read Article

Fragile by Design

Off The Shelf | August 21, 2014

In his new book, Professor Charles Calomiris shows how unlikely political coalitions have contributed to banking crises in some countries, and helped create stability in others.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, World Business | Read Article

Pro-borrower or Pro-lender?

Feature | August 05, 2014

Commercial contract laws that govern lending can generate big business for states — but borrower beware.

Topics: Accounting, Business Economics and Public Policy | Read Article

Sunshine at the Fed

Feature | July 23, 2014

Should central banks be more transparent?

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Leadership, Organizations, Public Policy | Read Article

Savvy Risks, Sustainable Rewards

Viewpoints | July 18, 2014

How—and why—to take smart chances on renewable energy.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Social Enterprise | Read Article

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