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Waste not, want not
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Paying dearly to send money home
Dropout crisis
Building sustainable cities
Events in 2013

People in Economics

The $787 Billion Question

Maureen Burke profiles Christina Romer, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers

webcast Romer on monetary policy

Back to Basics

What Are Structural Policies?

Khaled Abdel-Kader
Monetary and fiscal policies deal with short-term economic fluctuations, but an economy's problems often go deeper

Book Reviews

The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order, Benn Steil

The Banker's New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It, Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig

The Great Indian Phone Book, Robin Jeffrey and Assa Doron

Data Spotlight

Inclusive Africa

Luca Errico, Goran Amidzic, and Alexander Massara
The number of Africans with access to banking and other financial services is growing

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