econlife on ‘Developing Economies’

Developing economies are countries that display the earlier stages of a market system. Including China, India, the Philippines, they have fast growth rates and are helping propel the world economy. Because each one is different, econlife looks at examples of their businesses, consumers and governments.

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    Economic Freedom

    May 29, 10 • 175 Views • Developing Economies, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Composed of 179 countries, the Index of Economic Freedom ranks France 64 and the United States 8. At the top of the list, with the more free economies and the lowest numbers, are Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia while North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Cuba

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    Environmental Externalities

    May 9, 10 • 257 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Debates, EnvironmentNo Comments

    There is oil under Murchison Falls National Park. Home to rare birds, lions, elephants, and giraffes, this Ugandan nature park is a tourist mecca. The Ugandan government, though, prefers oil to tourists as a revenue stream.  Thinking as economists, we

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    Change in India

    May 3, 10 • 190 Views • Developing Economies, Financial MarketsNo Comments

    Hey Everyone My name is Ilya Sabnani. I am currently a sophomore at Princeton majoring in Economics with certificates in Environmental Studies and South Asia Studies. I’m guest blogging about social and economic change in India. This past fall, I had

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    How Are We Doing?

    May 2, 10 • 189 Views • Developing Economies, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Hearing that U.S. real GDP growth for the first quarter was 3.2%, I wondered how well we were doing. We can look at past recessions to assess 3.2%. Looking back to the early 1980s, some economists say they were hoping for better. Like a “V”, when

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    Conspicuous (Coffee) Consumption

    May 1, 10 • 282 Views • Businesses, Developing Economies, Economic ThinkersNo Comments

    How can you show your friends that you have ascended to your country’s middle class? Starbucks. A recent BusinessWeek article on the world’s most caffeinated countries cited a connection between an emerging middle class and coffee