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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    A Different Kind of Currency Crisis

    Dec 12, 10 • 120 Views • Developing Economies, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    Our story begins with the United States announcing that it would be issuing a state-of-the-art new $100 bill. Designed to thwart counterfeiters, the new bill has 3-D interactive features. Move the bill and certain shapes and colors shift. The bill, though,...

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    A Rule About Gold

    Dec 9, 10 • 89 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    Yes, gold is a part of Dodd-Frank financial regulation but not exactly the way you would expect. Dodd-Frank says that businesses have to tell the SEC if the gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten (the 3 Ts) in their supply chain provide income to rebels in eastern...

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    Walking Matters

    Dec 5, 10 • 99 Views • Behavioral Economics, Developing Economies, Environment, Innovation, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    A podcast on cities from WNYC’s Radiolab cited walking speed as a part of a city’s personality. To walk 60 feet, people averaged 10.55 seconds in Singapore,  12.37 seconds in Paris, 21 seconds in Buchanan, Liberia, and 31.60 seconds in...

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    Uncommon Markets

    Dec 3, 10 • 96 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing EconomiesNo Comments

    Bets on the Royal Wedding: Bookmakers are placing wagers on the color of the Queen’s hat, whether Kate will say “obey” in her vows, the length of the bride’s train, and total BBC viewers. People are even starting to bet on the gender...

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    Maybe Money Makes A Nation

    Nov 30, 10 • 99 Views • Developing Economies, Economic History, Financial MarketsNo Comments

    In “Thinking About Capitalism,” economic historian Jerry Z. Muller tells us that 16th and 17th century wars were “decided by whichever government was the first to run out of money.” Astoundingly, the American colonies did not run out...