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Material world
War against hunger
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Solving History's Puzzles

James L. Rowe Jr. profiles Carmen M. Reinhart

podcast Reinhart on This Time Is Different

Back to Basics

What Is Shadow Banking?

Laura E. Kodres
Many financial institutions that act like banks are not supervised like banks

Book Reviews

Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank That Runs the World, Adam LeBor

Story of My People, Edoardo Nesi

Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries, Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya

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