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Is it time to give up on the Nehru-Gandhi Clan?

I have often heard people complain about the dynastic nature of Congress and how many Indians fall for the Nehru-Gandhi clan’s charm. The question is does that mean that democracy has not truly deepened in India? 345 more words

Politcal Economy

ELECTORAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND CORRUPTION

ELECTORAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND CORRUPTION: EVIDENCE FROM THE AUDITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

C. Ferraz & F. Finan

NBER Working Paper 14937

A Summary

 

In a Nutshell… 1,164 more words

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After the Meltdown

George Akerlof, Tim Besley, Pierre Fortin and moderator Gene Lang came to Glendon this past Thursday (March 24).  They launched the new Centre for Global Challenges with an outside-the-box discussion of lessons to be drawn After the Meltdown.  343 more words

Harnessing The Global Economy

MPC expected to keep rates on hold

Bank of England policymakers are expected to pause for breath when they meet this week after the shock decision last month to pump an extra £50 billion into the economy. 256 more words

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This is how we let the credit crunch happen

A chain reaction of adverse events this year in the financial markets has put the squeeze on lenders and made it harder for businesses and consumers to get loans.  211 more words

Unemployment fears sends pound tumbling

Dire warnings that Britain’s unemployment rate is set to see a big jump next month has sent the pound tumbling to a significant new low. 368 more words

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Interest rates held for fifth month

There was no sign of relief for hard-pressed homeowners and borrowers after the Bank of England kept interest rates on hold for the fifth month in a row. 274 more words

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