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Asia Pacific Economics

Sri Lanka rising from the ashes

Still emerging from a brutal 26-year civil war that ended in May 2009, Sri Lanka’s economy has experienced unprecedented growth and stability. The protracted conflict subjected the population to extreme

Economics South and Central Asia

Withering roses? Georgia’s hopes and flaws

While Georgia’s economy develops, and the country receives international accolades, systemic problems remain and deserve greater attention. While many European countries struggle to rebuild and reform their failing economies, Georgia

Economics Europe

Spain’s Paradise Lost

A political system so corrupt many believe it can’t be fixed, perhaps the weakest credit system in the world and the some of the worst macroeconomic indicators in the developed

Economics South and Central Asia

Limits to Mongolia’s ‘Promising’ Investment Law

As Mongolia witnesses rapid economic growth. it remains to be seen whether recent investment laws will be able to adequately welcome foreign investment. Sitting on a vast amount of mineral

Economics Europe

Austerity Unravelled?

Austerity proponent have been dealt a blow as research has shown glaring errors in the Reinhart-Rogoff “Growth in a Time of Debt” paper. Since the start of the economic crisis,

Economics South and Central Asia

Afghanistan drowning in export regulation

If the Afghan economy is going to succeed in the coming years it will be due to its exports. The country is too poor to engage in consumption led growth

Asia Pacific Economics

Myanmar foreign investment law should inspire U.S. policy

Myanmar has signed the New York Convention,  which essentially means that international business contracts in the country can now be predictably enforced. On March 6, the Myanmar Parliament agreed to

Economics Latin America

Ecuador continues to roar

Nicknamed ‘the jaguar of Latin America’, Ecuador continues to live up to its worthy title despite global economic slowdown that has affected much of its neighbouring states over the past

Economics Europe

Margaret Thatcher’s prophetic prediction of the Euro’s sorry state

Margaret Thatcher’s prediction about the prospects of the Euro appears to be ringing true, as Euroskepticism sweeps the Continent. Thatcherism spread like wildfire as the dominant macroeconomic doctrine through the

Economics North America

Extend the exorbitant privilege: Why the Dollar is here to stay

Despite potential challenges from the euro, yen, and yuan, the Dollar remains the world’s reserve currency of choice. The last decade has given rise to much discussion about the role