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When Sports Help Economies Score
Andrew K. Rose and Mark M. Spiegel
Countries that bid for the Olympics are sending a signal that they are ready to open up trade.
Shekhar Aiyar and Rodney Ramcharan
If life is like cricket, then the luck of a good first job matters a lot in a successful career.
Also in This Issue
Alex Bowen, Mattia Romani, and Nicholas Stern
Climate change is about market failure on a global scale: it must be resolved together with debt and global economic imbalances, with the IMF playing a major role.
Hunter Monroe, Ana Carvajal, and Catherine Pattillo
Regulators need to stop Ponzi schemes before they gain momentum, especially in developing countries.
South Africa's Economy and the Soccer World Cup
After the Crisis
Christian Henn and Brad McDonald
So far the world has resisted widespread resort to trade measures, but the hardest part may be yet to come.
Pelin Berkmen, Gaston Gelos, Robert Rennhack, and James P. Walsh
Why some countries, mostly in eastern Europe and central Asia, were hit harder than others by the global crisis.
Jorge Ivan Canales-Kriljenko, Brahima Coulibaly, and Herman Kamil
Foreign-bank lending to emerging markets during the global crisis differed from continent to continent. This might explain why Latin America was not hit as hard by the crisis as other emerging markets.
Steven N. Kaplan defends bankers' bonuses; Simon Johnson says they are a symptom of a bigger problem—reckless risk taking by big financial players.
Should Bankers Get Their Bonuses?
Steven N. Kaplan
Bonuses and the “Doom Cycle”
May Khamis and Abdelhak Senhadji
Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council confronted the global financial crisis from a position of strength, allowing them to weather economic setbacks both in Dubai and worldwide.
People in Economics
Simon Willson profiles Daron Acemoglu
Daron Acemoglu, the MIT professor honored by the AEA in 2005 as the most influential U.S. economist under 40, has a history of challenging arbitrary and unpredictable application of rules. He argues that even free markets need impartially adjudicated regulations.