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Nobel Prize in Economics 2015

The Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to Angus Deaton for his work on consumption, poverty and welfare that has helped governments to improve policy through tools such as household surveys and tax changes. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the British-born microeconomist’s work had been a major influence on policy-making, helping for example to determine …
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The EU in the World

Eurostat has just released the latest edition of the publication The EU in the World. The 2015 edition provides a portrait of the EU, considered as a single entity in relation to other major economies of the world. The study compares the European Union (EU) with the 15 non-EU G-20 countries across thirteen statistical fields …
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Happiness and virtue ethics in business : the ultimate value proposition by Alejo José G. Sison.

Overview: Research on happiness has steadily increased over the last decade, with different streams of inquiry converging into what has come to be known as ‘modern happiness studies’ (MHS). In this book, Alejo José G. Sison draws on the latest research in economics and psychology as well as Aristotelian virtue ethics to show why happiness …
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The World in 2015 by The Economist

Overview: The World in 2015 is The Economist’s annual forecast of the events and trends that will shape the year ahead. Contributors include journalists from The Economist and luminaries from the world of politics, business, art and technology, including Hillary Clinton and Matteo Renzi. You can find this title at IESE’s Library catalog.

Nobel Prize for Economics Awarded to Professor Jean Tirole

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 was awarded to Jean Tirole “for his analysis of market power and regulation”. Jean Tirole is one of the most influential economists of our time. He has made important theoretical research contributions in a number of areas, but most of all he …
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World Bank International Debt Statistics Released

The World Bank has just released the 2014 edition of the “International Debt Statistics”, successor to Global Development Finance and World Debt Tables. It focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies. The report includes more than 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2012 …
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The World in 2014 by The Economist

Overview: The World in 2014, the latest in The Economist‘s annual collection of predictions, identifies and explores the issues that will shape the year ahead. Journalists from The Economist join luminaries from the worlds of politics, business, science and the arts in offering forecasts for 2014. The coming year will be one of sporting shows, …
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Nobel Prize for Economics Awarded to Professors Roth and Shapley

The Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to two US academics, Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley. They have been chosen “for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design.” This year’s Prize concerns a central economic problem: how to match different agents as well as possible. For example, students …
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Nobel Prize for Economics Awarded to Professors Sargent and Sims

The Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to two US academics, Thomas J. Sargent and Christopher Sims. They have been chosen for “their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy.” Both professors have studied how economic policy, such as raising interest rates or cutting taxes, affects macroeconomic variables such as GDP and …
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The Atlas of Global Development

The World Bank in association with Harper Collins has published the new third edition of The Atlas of Global Development. The book is a comprehensive guide to the most critical issues facing our changing world. It presents an overview of the world and its people at the start of the 21st century. The most urgent …
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