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    Published: 17/02/2017
    The IMF has just released its self-evaluation of its Greek lending, in which it admits to many mistakes. This column and argues that the report misses one important error – reliance on the Debt Sustai ... Read more
    Source: voxeu.org
  • Economic risk sharing revisited

    Published: 16/02/2017
    The substantial literature examining risk-sharing practices in rural villages in developing countries has typically taken the social institutions in these communities as given. Using data from India, ... Read more
    Source: voxeu.org
  • Wasted urban infrastructure: The city of Detroit

    Published: 15/02/2017
    The decline of manufacturing employment in industrialised countries has hit some cities hard. This column looks at perhaps the best-known case – Detroit – where residents have deserted the neighbourho ... Read more
    Source: voxeu.org
  • Talking trade in the post-truth era

    Published: 7/02/2017
    For some time, it was possible to win over trade sceptics by providing explicit numbers reflecting the losses from protectionism. Now it seems that the larger public has become indifferent to evidence ... Read more
    Source: voxeu.org
  • Double diversification

    Published: 6/02/2017
    There is a cross-country relationship between economic performance and both economic and political diversification. This column presents global evidence that between 1962 and 2012, both types of diver ... Read more
    Source: voxeu.org
  • An improved approach to empirical modelling

    Published: 6/02/2017
    There are numerous possible approaches to building a model of a given data set. In economics, imposing a `theory model’ on the data by simply estimating its parameters is common. This column makes the ... Read more
    Source: voxeu.org