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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.

24 November 2017

PhD on Law and Economics of Enforcement in Russia

Dmitriy Skougarevskiy studies how law affects decision-making and behaviour in the world’s second largest jurisdiction.

20 November 2017

PhD on the causes of witch trials in early modern Europe

Chris Hudson’s new dataset helps differentiate between causes such as economic, plague and war.

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.