Dear PSD readers and fans,
From all of as at PSD, we wish you a happy and safe 2010. We will return on January 4th, and look forward to continuing our conversation about economics,…

An easy way to take the pulse of 2009 is to look at what people have been reading over the past year. Alan has already talked about books, so I'll take a look at newspapers. Yesterday, the FT…

Brian Hoyt |

When I was asked to look back at Cambodia's economy in 2009 and ahead to 2010, I began to wish I had some magic tools such as this ox (although in that case, the ox was not that magical,…

Stéphane Guimbert |

In honor of the World Bank's limited edition blog of 2008-2009, Crisis Talk, here is a poem from Martin Dickson, deputy editor of the Financial Times, on the worst excesses of the financial…

Brian Hoyt |

As we say goodbye to the “Naughties” I thought it may be interesting to step back and reflect on some of the significant books of the last decade that really did change the way we thought about…

Alan Johnson |

In the years since the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis, the Bank of Thailand (BoT) worked hard to build a heavy fortress around the nation’s financial sector. As a result, at a time when credit…

Frederico Gil Sander |

Explaining the housing program admistered by the Multi-Donor Fund to a group of residents. (Geumala Yatim, who started working with communities in Aceh soon after the 2004 tsunami hit, is writing…

Geumala Yatim |

Continuing our countdown to the new decade, PSD blog is switching gears from

Brian Hoyt |

University World News reports that the world record for the longest lecture has been broken. Errol Tapiwa Muzawazi, a 25-year-old law student, clocked in at 121 hours. (According to the rules,…

Ryan Hahn |

As the "naughties" finally come to a close, PSD blog will spend the next few days looking ahead to 2010.

Brian Hoyt |