Vivimos en un mundo interconectado que se basa en datos. Los inversores, al igual que muchos otros profesionales, dependen cada vez más de los datos para tomar decisiones fundamentadas acerca de...

Joaquim Levy |

It has been almost four years since I first became involved with the regional public-private dialogue initiative, the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF). In June 2012, I walked into the conference room...

Israel Mallett |

[[tweetable]]Economic growth and global economic integration go hand-in-hand for Lao PDR.[[/tweetable]]  As a small, land-locked, and commodity-dependent country in a fast-expanding region, Lao...

Jose Daniel Reyes, Sohaib Shahid |

Understanding Macroeconomic Volatility: Part 4. Click to read the rest of the series

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Understanding macroeconomic volatility part 3Read parts 1 & 2
There’s good evidence that a country’s level of financial development affects the impact of volatility on economic growth,...

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Understanding Macroeconomic Volatility: Part 2 The fact is that a government can soften a recession by increasing spending (the counter-cyclical approach) to raise demand and output. If government...

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |

Nearly 50 years ago, books such as Asian Drama: An Inquiry Into The Poverty Of Nations, by the Swedish economist and Nobel laureate Gunnar Myrdal, offered a dire prediction of famine and poverty...

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Volatility in financial markets gets wide attention in the public eye. Less noticed is what we in the development world call macroeconomic volatility—faster-than-desired swings in the broad forces...

Francisco G. Carneiro, Ha Minh Nguyen, Rei Odawara |