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07 December 2017

Understanding and improving the role of central banks in developing and emerging countries

The Bilateral Assistance for Capacity Building for Central Banks (BCC) programme, headed by Professor Cédric Tille, was awarded another five-year grant to continue its work with central banks from abroad. This is an acknowledgment of the past work the BCC has been doing in helping central banks build capacity by giving technical assistance and research training. More with Professor Tille. What does...
28 November 2017

A note on the economics of philanthropy

Ugo Panizza and Nathalie Monnet review the literature, trends and “dark side” of the field.

16 November 2017

Fintech at Alibaba: What Automated Firm Credit Reveals about...

We are delighted to announce that a new SNF grant was granted to Prof. Huang Yi: Project “Fintech at Alibaba: What Automated Firm Credit Reveals about the Inefficiency of Chinese Banking?”, Submitted by:...

07 November 2017

Lessons Unlearned? Corporate Debt in Emerging Markets

A paper by Prof. Panizza and others compares the situation to that of the Asian financial crisis.

19 October 2017

Is it time to rethink philanthropy?

Today, an unparalleled amount of philanthropic resources is being applied to improve the state of the world. On 12 October, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and academic and development...