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More Finance, More Growth? More Finance, More Crises?

By Simon Sturn and Gerald Epstein A large body of cross-country time-series literature shows that financial development—predominantly measured by private credit as a percent of GDP—fuels growth. But, in light of the many recent episodes of finance driven crisis, these … Continue reading

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Food Commodities Speculation and Food Price Crises – Olivier De Schutter’s last report

Food Commodities Speculation and Food Price Crises – Olivier De Schutter’s last report The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food presents the conclusions of his last report “Food Commodities Speculation and Food Price Crises” o… Video Rating: … Continue reading

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Fiscal Crises: Coming To A City Near You?

George DeMartino and Ilene Grabel This week Paul Krugman used his influential column in the New York Times (NYT) to draw comparisons between the fiscal crises in Greece and Detroit (USA). In the essay, Krugman highlights the rhetorical parallels between … Continue reading

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