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Arab Spring a misnomer
Battling on Bretton Woods

In Brief

Female friendly
Reducing trade barriers
The ‘missing middle’
Events in 2013

People in Economics

A Class Act

Prakash Loungani profiles Stanley Fischer, academic, IMF deputy, and central bank governor extraordinaire

webcast Stanley Fischer on Charlie Rose show

Back to Basics

What Is the Output Gap?

Sarwat Jahan and Ahmed Saber Mahmud
Economists look for the difference between what an economy is producing and what it can produce

Book Reviews

Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare, Juan C. Zarate

The Rise of the People’s Bank of China, Stephen Bell and Hui Feng

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