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What Is Money?

Irena Asmundson and Ceyda Oner
Without it, modern economies could not function

Book Reviews

Reforming the Unreformable: Lessons from Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Russia: A Long View, Yegor Gaidar

Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance, Jane Gleeson-White

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, Michael Sandel

Data Spotlight

Tracking Use of Fiscal Rules

Nina Budina and Andrea Schaechter
Numerical limits have emerged as a key response to the fiscal legacy of the crisis

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