Posts Tagged ‘World Bank’

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    Chinese Economic Growth

    Mar 17, 12 • 342 Views • No Comments

    Our story ends with the recent 2030 Word Bank Report on Chinese economic growth. But we have to start with sunflower seeds. There once was a poor Chinese farmer who believed he could excel at nothing but sunflower seeds. Traditionally sold in stores, in bulk...  [read more]

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    A “New” World Bank

    Apr 18, 11 • 231 Views • No Comments

    What if you made a huge amount of money available for projects in Northern Africa and the Middle East? Let’s say you successfully expanded airport capacity in Cairo or raised incomes in rural Tunisian communities? The World Bank can claim these...  [read more]

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    China’s Market

    Oct 13, 10 • 248 Views • No Comments

    Sort of like jumbo shrimp and a working vacation, we could say that an authoritarian market is an oxymoron.The chief economist of the World Bank, Justin Yifu Lin, would disagree. As described in a recent New Yorker Magazine profile, Dr. Lin has an unusual...  [read more]

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    Roads to Prosperity

    Mar 14, 10 • 249 Views • No Comments

    In Part 1 of the Teaching Company course, “America and the New Global Economy,” Professor Timothy Taylor discusses the origination of the euro. Four goals he says were sought: free movement of people, goods, services, and capital.  Central...  [read more]

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    Statistical Fun

    Mar 13, 10 • 244 Views • No Comments

    Reading that China might be concerned with an annual 3.5 percent inflation rate, I wondered how that compared to other countries and the world.  At a Google site with World Bank data, not only did I get some answers, but I had...  [read more]