Macroeconomics and Growth

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VoxDev Podcast: Backlash Against Globalization

Podcast: “The Gap Between Macro Policy and Research”

VoxDev interviewed Bill Easterly of the NYU Development Research Institute about the direction development research has taken: has micro taken over? How should development economists think about macro research, and about translating that research into policy?

Podcast: Why Money Isn’t Enough to End Global Poverty

VoxDev sat down for a talk with Rohini Pande of Yale University to discuss the rise of extreme poverty in middle-income countries.

Foundational Article: “Rethinking the Growth Diagnostic Approach”

Growth diagnostics attempts to determine what particular factors are inhibiting a country from achieving a higher growth rate. This report by Felipe and Usui first delves deeper into that definition, and then analyzes the limitations and the advantages of growth diagnostics, as well as providing some practical advice for donor agencies about the potential pitfalls.

Audio: “Achieving Inclusive Growth in Asia”

VoxDev’s Tim Phillips talks with Yasuyuki Sawada, the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), about how the objectives and challenges of the ADB have changed in the past half-century as Asian economies have developed and altered how they interact with the rest of the world.

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