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The Contradictions of Austerity: The socio-economic costs of the neoliberal Baltic model

  The Contradictions of Austerity: The socio-economic costs of the neoliberal Baltic model

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Re-regulating Finance

Following the financial crisis, much has been done for preventing systemic failure in the financial sector, stalling economic downturn and ensuring a recovery. However, the adequacy and appropriateness of the measures adopted remain questionable. As far as reforming the financial sector is concerned, despite a spate of proposals, agreement on the appropriate mix of policies and the progress with implementation have been limited. This section presents papers and articles that analyse the adequacy of various proposals and measures, the challenges that could arise at the time of implementation and advocate additional or alternative measures. Some of these papers also take a renewed look at the veracity of the arguments given for explaining the genesis of the crisis.

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Statistics for International Trade in Banking Services: Requirements, availability and prospects
Andrew Cornford

This paper addresses the availability of statistical data for international trade in banking services, required for WTO negotiations and work on other aspects of the GATS.

 
Capitalism, Inequality and Globalization: Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century"
Prabhat Patnaik

The author reviews Thomas Picketty's book and concludes that his conclusions are based on highly untenable assumptions in a theoretical framework that is already discredited.

Enhanced Attention for Trade Finance
Andrew Cornford

The Basel norms are being amended, as they have affected the supply and price of trade finance adversely, resulting in slowdown in growth of global trade.

 
Alice Amsden's Impact on Latin America
Helen Shapiro & Juan Carls Moreno Brid

This 'In Memoriam' discusses Alice Amsden's great intellectual legacy: her influence in better understanding Latin America's development challenges, obstacles and policy options.

 
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Some Ideas on Bank Size, Structure and Remuneration
Andrew Cornford

Overview of current reform and proposals regarding bank structure and corporate form and bankers’ remuneration, with special references to Daniel Tarullo and David Shirreff.

 
Charting Ways Out of Europe's Impasse - A Policy Memorandum
WIIW

A memorandum, based on a 3-year research project, discussing possible ways out of prolonged stagnation and low growth due to recent crisis and austerity measures in EU.

 
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The Age of Microfinance: Destroying Latin American economies from the bottom up
Milford Bateman

The article argues that microfinance destroyed economic and social policy intervention and gave impetus to an adverse ‘anti-development’ trajectory in Latin America.

 
Reducing Inequality: Learning lessons for the post-2015 agenda – India case study
ERF & Save the Children, UK

Economic Research Foundation (ERF) in association with Save the Children, UK undertook this study on the impact of inequality on children in India.

 
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The BRICS Bank: Part of a new financial architecture (1)
Oscar Ugarteche

The BRICS Bank would be less vulnerable if it used non dollar denominated bonds similar to those established by the World Bank in the 1980’s.

The BRICS Bank: Part of a new financial architecture (2)
Oscar Ugarteche

Given that the BRICS countries all have first tier development banks implies that they also have development bankers who can bring their expertise to the New Development Bank.

BRICS Gains Currency in Brazil
Biswajit Dhar

BRICS is poised to make a mark in the global economic governance, if the NDB and the CRA turn into credible financial institutions – as counterparts of the existing structure.

The Rise and Fall of the Global South
Prabhat Patnaik

The south that was supposedly rising is now witnessing a fall and this can be prevented only if the domestic market is expanded through egalitarian measures of redistribution.

The Argentina Debt Case
Jayati Ghosh

The recent ruling by the US Supreme Court in favour of vulture capital funds on Argentina’s debt restructuring case defies both US laws and international norms.

Locking Out Financial Regulation
C.P. Chandrasekhar & Jayati Ghosh

The proposed deal on trade in financial services that has just been exposed by Wikileaks has serious implications even for countries that are not involved in the negotiations.

The Moves towards 'De-Dollarization'
Prabhat Patnaik

The de-Dollarisation attempts by Russia via the recent trade deals with China and Iran can have major consequences, but may be difficult to sustain due to internal pressures.

Chinese Dreams
C.P. Chandrasekhar

The pursuit of the Chinese dream may become a nightmare for the majority as it involves reduction of expenditures on food subsidies and other welfare measures.

No Help from Abroad
C.P. Chandrasekhar

The author here shows that the OECD’s optimistic growth projections are questionable and the global environment confronting the new government of India is not favourable.

Shadow Banking in South-East Asia
Lim Mah-Hui

In this note the author defines shadow banking and then explains its spread and drivers as well as its benefits and risks in South-East Asia.

Rising Inequality: A global challenge
Lim Mah-Hui

The article discusses the causes and implications of rising inequality, an issue which has become a global challenge.

On the Indian General Election 2014 Results
Jayati Ghosh

India witnessed the victory of religious majoritarianism with corporate funding, and promises an authoritarian right wing State that might undermine Indian democracy.

 
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