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The impact of the Chinese iron ore overseas procurement on the global market

My latest working paper.

Abstract: This article introduces a new dataset to understand the emergent trends in Chinese iron ore procurement. The analysis looks the potential benefits Chinese iron ore investors and importers receive from access to state capital; it also assesses whether the provision of Chinese state capital reduces the ability for competitors to access investment opportunities and whether market access has been reduced for foreign iron ore importers.

Full working paper here.

Investment; Contracts; Iron Ore; China

New Working paper on innovation-related public procurement by Charles

In the paper innovation-related public procurement as an innovation policy instrument is discussed. Five types of public procurement are defined and discussed:

Working Paper

Querying the perverse incentive of minimum wage on education: evidence from Indonesia

Minimum wage policy in Indonesia was found to have positive overall employment effect with displaced workers substituting into informal sector. The first effect appears to increase both expected earning and probability of getting a job, and thus, the opportunity cost to schooling. 49 more words


Working paper on implications of additive manufacturing on sustainability

Gaining a better understanding of the implications of additive manufacturing on sustainability is something of great interest to us on the Bit by Bit project. Today I’m pleased to share with you a working paper that has recently been published in the Centre for Technology Management’s working paper series: “The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Improving Resource Efficiency and Sustainability” by Mélanie Despeisse and Simon Ford.  116 more words

3d Printing

[CompFin] Installing QuantLib and QuantLib-Python in Windows

In our recent paper introducing QuantLib, we had an appendix which described how to set both QuantLib and QuantLib-Python up for use in Ubuntu and Windows.  917 more words


Daughters of Working Mothers Are More Likely To Hold Leadership Positions

Working mothers often wonder what effect their work experience will have on their children, and a new study points out that in the long term, daughters of working mothers hold more leadership positions than those of stay-at-home moms. 628 more words

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