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April 2006

Why doesn't aid work?

Not enough feedback and accountability, among other things, according to Bill Easterly in this CATO-hosted excerpt from his new book. Branko Milanovic, Deepak Lal and Steve Radelet offer their (critical) reactions to Easterly's arguments.

Milanovic argues that Easterly misleads:

Globalizing good policy

Globalization's critics argue that a more open world economy sets off a race to the bottom by encouraging countries to jettison protections for consumers, workers and the environment. In reality, the opposite is true. If our data demonstrate anything, it is that globalization prompts a race to the top by pushing countries to abandon policies that burden their economies in favor of those that fuel growth and economic opportunity...

Fridays Academy: National Income Accounts

Ignacio Hernandez's picture

In previous Fridays Academy postings we have already seen how the measurement of poverty itself is the first step towards understanding the economic policies needed to reduce the number of poor. The second step is to understand the basic components of how an economy works. This in turn requires some knowledge of macroeconomics, the branch of economics that studies the aggregate economy by focusing on the analysis of key macroeconomic variables, including the economy’s total output, inflation, unemployment, the balance of payments, and the exchange rate.


Are you a responsible taxpayer?

Michael Jarvis's picture

The CSR community is always looking for the new topics to focus on. Judging by two new publication, tax planning may be the next area for scrutiny. Firms are increasingly attuned to writing social and environmental reports, but will they be as transparent with their tax planning? In Taxing Issues - Responsible Business and Tax, a new report from Sustainability, the authors argue "No".