Finance & Development, March 2010

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publication Date:

March 22, 2010

Summary:

Prize or Penalty: When Sports Help Economies Score" looks at why countries vie to host the world's most costly sporting events. And, in a series of articles on "After the Crisis," we discuss why some countries were hit harder than others; how were shocks transmitted round the world, and whether protectionist pressures might intensify in 2010. As usual, we take on a number of hot topics, including housing prices, bankers' bonuses, Ponzi schemes, and inflation targeting. In "Picture This" we see that the number of hungry is on the rise, topping 1 billion. Our regular "People in Economics" column profiles Daron Acemoglu, the Turkish-born intellectual who won the American Economic Association's award in 2005 for the most influential U.S. economist under the age of 40. "Back to Basics" explains inflation; and "Data Spotlight" looks at how dollarization is declining in Latin America. Also includes articles by Nick Stern on climate change and Simon Johnson on bonuses and the "doomsday cycle

Series:

Finance & Development, Volume 47, No. 1

Subject:

Notes:

Quarterly issues from 1996 onward are available for free online

English

Publication Date:

March 22, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451922257/0145-1707

Stock No:

MFIEA2010001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

59

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