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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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Convergence Report 2010

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published its Convergence Report 2010, which assesses the economic and legal convergence of nine Member States of the European Union (EU): Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Sweden. The report examines whether a sufficient degree of sustainable economic convergence has been achieved in these …
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CC.AA. ADECCO (ILCA) LABOR MARKET INDEX: 3rd Quarter 2009

Adecco has presented the results of the latest edition of its labor market index of the Spanish autonomous regions (ILCA, for its Spanish acronym), which was conducted by IESE-IRCO researchers. The report covers the third quarter of 2009 and includes forecasts for the first quarter of 2010. The main conclusions of the study are: Evolution …
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IESE and Adecco Report Deteriorating Labor Market in Spain

In June there were 1,386,500 young people working in Spain, just over half the total figure in 1976. This is largely due to the ageing population. However, there can be no denying that the situation has been severely exacerbated by the recent sharp rise in unemployment, which now affects as much as 38.1% of those …
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Doing Business 2010

Spain has dropped 11 places to 62nd position in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2010 survey, which measures the ease or the obstacles to doing business in 183 countries worldwide. Among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), only Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy lagged behind Spain. The three best counties …
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