Tag Archives: World Bank

India’s Winter of Discontent

India’s improvement in The Ease of Doing Business index is the first tangible proof of Modi’s election promise of “maximum governance, minimum government.”

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After Mugabe: Zimbabweans Hope for a Better Life

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe could use its bountiful natural resources to usher in a new era.

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Liberating the World Bank (From the US)

Reforms to make the World Bank less dependent on the United States would enable them to be more effective

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The IMF, the World Bank and the U.S.: A Brief History

U.S. participation in the IMF and World Bank was authorized in the Bretton Woods Agreement Act that became law in July 1945.

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Paul Romer: Back to a U.S.-Dominated World Bank?

Choosing Romer as World Bank chief economist attempts to restore past U.S. dominance in development banking.

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For Whom the Wall Fell? A Balance Sheet of the Transition to Capitalism

Only 1 out of 10 people living in “transition” countries have seen a successful transition to capitalism and more democracy.

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My Two Big Worries About the World Bank

Is the World Bank becoming irrelevant?

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The World Bank: The Data Gatherer That Did Not Gather Data

The World Bank subtly dodges debate about income inequality in rich countries.

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BRICS: Toward a Rio Consensus

The BRICS countries set out to overcome Western domination and the legacy of the “Washington Consensus.”

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The Global Economy’s “Group of 48”

About a quarter of the world’s countries individually produce between 0.1% and 1% of global GDP.

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