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Can Financial Innovations Mitigate Civil and Ethnic Conflict?

March 14, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By Saumitra Jha The failure to align the incentives of self-interested groups in favor of beneficial reform is often considered a major cause of civil conflict and persistent underdevelopment around the world. However, much less is known about strategies that have been successful at overcoming such challenges. This article discusses the role of financial

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Innovation in Canadian Natural Resource Industries: A System-Based Analysis of Performance, Policy and Emerging Challenges

January 14, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, AmericasComments (0)

By Andrew Sharpe Innovation is an important driver of productivity growth, which in turn is a major source of improvement in living standards. Given the growing importance of the natural resources sector in the Canadian economy, innovation in this sector is

A Story About Inspiring A Local Community To Become Entrepreneurial Using Lessons Learnt From IT Management Consultancy

January 14, 2013 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Yiannis Kanellopoulos IT management consulting is usually perceived as a technical endeavour in which consultants focus on bits and pieces. However, it primarily has to do with communicating and mobilising people within an organisation to change; the

Calgary, Canada: A Global Energy and Financial Centre

January 14, 2013 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Americas, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Paul Paynter & Rachel Yin, Calgary Economic Development Alberta’s energy sector is a key economic driver and has been for decades. The rich resources available in Alberta, Canada account for the third largest reserves of crude oil in the world and

Global Rebalancing 2.0

November 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Linda Lim & Ronald U. Mendoza The discussion on global rebalancing is at a crossroad, and much of what will shape policy options moving forward will have to be taken-up in roundtables that include more countries than the two usual suspects: China and

How Corporations Co-Opt Compassion: Compliance, Cause-Related Marketing, and Corporate Social Responsibility

November 15, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, India, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Mara Einstein Cause marketing has become the go-to strategy for companies that want to engender consumer loyalty while differentiating themselves from the competition. While these campaigns raise some funding and help to increase awareness of important

Transfer Pricing Update: New discussion draft issued by OECD

November 14, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Americas, Europe, Governance & Regulation, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Les Secular The OECD has issued an updated Discussion Draft on “The Interpretation and Application of Article Permanent Establishments (‘PE’) – of the OECD Model Tax Convention”. This latest Draft follows consultations on its previous draft

Fiscal Child Abuse American Style

September 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, World Politics, Americas, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Laurence Kotlikoff & Scott Burns President Kennedy said, “Our problems are man-made.  Therefore, they may be solved by man.” Looking at America’s current horrendous fiscal situation, one might well add, “Man’s solutions have become his

Between Heaven and the Deep Blue Sea: Kitimat’s strategic placement facilitates a growing economy

September 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Americas, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Rose Klukas “At Kitimat the setting for a good life must be hewn out of the unknown wilderness. Pioneers must become old-timers, bound to Kitimat by enthusiastic love of their town and its qualities. They must be given the utmost freedom to develop their

Asset Price Bubbles: Lessons From The Recent Financial Crisis

September 16, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Americas, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Douglas Evanoff, George Kaufman & Anastasios G. Malliaris The successful performance of the U.S. economy during the ‘Great Moderation’ period of 1984 to 2006 appeared to have offered both the economics profession and policymakers the assurance that