Macroeconomics and Growth

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Vox Executive Summary: “Measuring Economic Growth from Outer Space”

This article by Henderson, Storegard, and Weil, published in 2012, pioneered the use of satellite light data as an alternative measure for economic growth. This executive summary from Vox gives a synopsis of the larger paper.

Podcast: Vietnam’s Economic Revolution

In this episode of Dollar and Sense from Brookings, David Dollar interviews “one of the heroines of Vietnam’s economic reforms.” Madamae Pham Chi Lan is the former secretary general of Vietnam’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Here, she discusses Vietnam’s development to date and the next steps she sees the country needing to take.

Full Article: “The O-Ring Theory of Economic Development.”

This article by Michael Kremer from 1993 draws a parallel from the spaceship Challenger, which exploded due to the malfunctioning of a single piece, to economic development.

Blog: “Kremer’s O-ring theory of economic development”

Economist Jason Collins provides a short analysis of Michael Kremer’s 1993 paper on the “O-ring theory of development,” a suggestion for why development might break down when just one component fails.

Recorded Webinar: The Economic Implications of Covid-19 with Raghuram Rajan

Princeton’s Bendheim Center for Finance hosted Raghuram Rajan on Friday, July 24st for a discussion of the economic implications of Covid-19. Princeton’s BCF is running webinars on the evolving Covid crisis, and putting up its archives online, so check out their website to register for upcoming webinars.

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