It’s the end of the year, which means there are all sorts of retrospectives on the big things that happened in 2012. Here’s a list of interesting articles that recap the year gone by.
• Andres Marroquin’s blog lists the top ten economic papers of 2012. Topping the list is a working paper from the Journal of Politics 201 titled ‘Economic Conditions and the Quality of Suicide Terrorism’. See more papers here .
• Consider yourself an aficionado of the latest in global development issues? Then test your knowledge by taking a quiz  put together by The Guardian.
• Five years have passed since the financial crisis, and the global economy is still recovering. The Economist provides  a snapshot of the year’s important developments in the global economy through various charts.
Looking ahead, in Stanford University’s Social Innovation Review, Mark Tobias of Pantheon explores 10 technology trends to watch in 2013.
In a similar vein, David Armano of Edelman Digital predicts  ‘Six Social-Digital Trends for 2013’ in the Harvard Business Review’s Blog Network.
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