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Youth Speaks Out

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An American Globalist

Prakash Loungani profiles C. Fred Bergsten

webcast Bergsten video

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What Is a Bank?

Jeanne Gobat
Institutions that match up savers and borrowers help ensure that economies function smoothly

Book Reviews

In the Wake of the Crisis: Leading Economists Reassess Economic Policy,
Olivier J. Blanchard, David Romer, A. Michael Spence, and Joseph E. Stiglitz, eds.

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty,
Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

podcast IMF podcast: Inclusiveness Essential to Growth, says Acemoglu

Finance and the Good Society,
Robert J. Shiller

podcast IMF podcast: The Moral Limits of Markets

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