Development Econo...
Follow
Find
7.2K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Geoff Riley
onto Development Economics
Scoop.it!

'Gang of four' aims to shake up Latam trade

'Gang of four' aims to shake up Latam trade | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Four countries in Latin America - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru - are looking to form a new trade bloc.
Geoff Riley's insight:

The number of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) has risen from around 70 in 1990 to over 300 today

more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Development Economics
Regularly updated news articles, research features and revision resources on Unit 4 macro development economics
Curated by Geoff Riley
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

How to sustain Africa's growth

How to sustain Africa's growth | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Africa's growth has been due to good policies and higher prices of commodities, and governments should not rely only on these higher rents to sustain it.
Geoff Riley's insight:

This article introduces students to the concept of adjusted net saving as a relevant indicator of the sustainability of growth for developing countries. Can Africa's strong recent growth performance be maintained?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Turkey’s Recipe to Escape the Middle-Income Trap

Turkey’s Recipe to Escape the Middle-Income Trap | Development Economics | Scoop.it
By Gregorio Impavido and Uffe Mikkelsen Turkey is going through a time of economic transition, with slowing growth that risks the country being caught in a “middle-income trap,” unable to join the ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Geoff Riley from Microeconomics: Pre-U Economics
Scoop.it!

'We'll make driving so cheap only the rich will buy cars' - Telegraph

'We'll make driving so cheap only the rich will buy cars' - Telegraph | Development Economics | Scoop.it
BMW and rental firm Sixt join forces in plan to change the way urban residents approach motoring

Via Graham Watson
more...
Graham Watson's curator insight, December 8, 4:59 AM

Greater depth: this article looks at alternative models of car ownership - with BMW and Sixt joining forces - and the market  for short-term car rentals.

 

As the article highlights, people only really use a car for a short period - the article states 4% of the time and thus the opportunity cost of car ownership is high.

 

Q. Why haven't we adopted this sort of model earlier?

Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Is there a middle income trap?

Is there a middle income trap? | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Concerns about the so-called middle income trap may not play out in reality, writes Ha Minh Nguyen.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Ghana set to abolish mobile phone tax

Ghana set to abolish mobile phone tax | Development Economics | Scoop.it

The elimination of the 20 percent import duty will essentially reduce the cost of handsets in Ghana

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

An Inclusive Emerging Economy, With Africa in the Lead

An Inclusive Emerging Economy, With Africa in the Lead | Development Economics | Scoop.it
About 10 million people in more than 60 countries now use village based savings groups, many in remote rural areas without any other financial services.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

▶ The Case for Growth with Tim Besley and Paul Collier

The Case for Growth with Tim Besley and Paul Collier
Geoff Riley's insight:

Absolutely perfect for Econ4 students!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

How China is rebalancing its economy - Forum:Blog

How China is rebalancing its economy - Forum:Blog | Development Economics | Scoop.it
China’s economy is caught in the crossfire of structural and cyclical headwinds
Geoff Riley's insight:

Love this quote "China’s economy is caught in the crossfire of structural and cyclical headwinds" Lots to read here if you are interested in following the Chinese economic story

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Copper mining in Zambia: the winners and losers

Copper mining in Zambia: the winners and losers | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Zambia is Africa's biggest copper producer but not everyone feels they benefit from the industry. All this week the BBC's Lucy Burton has been travelling around the country. Today she reports from the copper belt where she visited a mine and spoke to the boss and local residents about the impact of mining on the region.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Statement by the Heads of the Multilateral Development Banks and the IMF on Infrastructure

"Statement by the Heads of the Multilateral Development Banks and the IMF on Infrastructure

Geoff Riley's insight:

No country has developed without access to well-functioning infrastructure - according to a new report produced by the heads of multilateral development banks. This press release is well worth reading for better understanding the long term impact that infrastructure investment can play in supporting and sustaining incisive growth in lower and middle income countries. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

▶ South Asia Regional Integration

Geoff Riley's insight:

Intra regional trade in South Asia is among the lowest in the world - just 5% of national output compared to  25% for the ASEAN region. This World Bank video looks at the importance of regional economic integration as a way of boosting trend growth rates for a region that contains 40% of the world's extreme poor.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

A risky state

A risky state | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. BETWEEN 2000 and 2011 broad indices of commodity prices tripled, easily...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Inequality hurts growth, warns OECD

Inequality hurts growth, warns OECD | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Geoff Riley's insight:

An important research piece on the debilitating effects of rising (structural) inequalities of income and wealth.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Ethiopia Raises $1 Billion in Debut Dollar Bond Sale

Ethiopia Raises $1 Billion in Debut Dollar Bond Sale | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Ethiopia completed a $1 billion debut dollar bond sale on Thursday, capping off a record year for frontier market debt issuance.
Geoff Riley's insight:

First Kenya with a $2bn dollar bond issue, now Ethiopia has successfully concluded a $1bn dollar bond sale yielding just over 6%. Consider the possible implications of this - a growing number of SSA sovereign governments are going to the international bond (capital) markets to raise finance for capital projects. Investor demand is strong - high yields are attractive but there are risks as well.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Digital technology growth in Africa ‘presents opportunities’

Digital technology growth in Africa ‘presents opportunities’ | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Forum, hosted by PwC, told of digital transformation happening across Africa
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Why bananas cost more in Tunisia

Why bananas cost more in Tunisia | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Geoff Riley's insight:

Import controls, monopoly rents from cronyism and corruption, the debilitating effects of weak competition - there is a huge amount to think about in this revealing article on the moribund Tunisian economy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Vietnam borrows mn from ADB to upgrade tourism infrastructure

Vietnam borrows mn from ADB to upgrade tourism infrastructure | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Tourism development projects are an effective way of creating jobs, developing work skills and reducing poverty
Geoff Riley's insight:

Good contextual example to use here of the potential significance of tourism as a growth and development catalyst.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Deloitte Consumer Review: Africa: A 21st century view

Deloitte Consumer Review: Africa: A 21st century view | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Africa is becoming a magnet for foreign investment, with vast opportunities for consumer businesses.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Geoff Riley
Scoop.it!

Beyond the hype: how can 'innovation' make impact?

Beyond the hype: how can 'innovation' make impact? | Development Economics | Scoop.it
Answers to complex problems in our industry will not be found by re-inventing the wheel, but through listening to refugees and changing attitudes about who NGOs work with, writes Nicholas Rutherford
more...
No comment yet.