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Economic Geography and Trade  

Anthony J. Venables

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Feb 2019
Economic activity is unevenly distributed across space, both internationally and within countries. What determines this spatial distribution, and how is it shaped by trade? Classical trade ... More

Global Spillovers in a Low Interest Rate Environment  

Sushant Acharya and Paolo Pesenti

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May 2019
Global policy spillovers can be defined as the effect of policy changes in one country on economic outcomes in other countries. The literature has mainly focused on monetary policy ... More

Home Bias in International Macroeconomics  

Viktoria Hnatkovska

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Apr 2019
Home bias in international macroeconomics refers to the fact that investors around the world tend to allocate majority of their portfolios into domestic assets, despite the potential ... More

International Capital Flow Reversals (Sudden Stops)  

Eduardo A. Cavallo

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May 2019
Sudden stops in capital flows are a form of financial whiplash that creates instability and crises in the affected economies. Sudden stops in net capital flows trigger current account ... More

The Law and Political Economy of International Trade Agreements  

Michael Trebilcock

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Apr 2019
While economists overwhelmingly favor free trade, even unilateral free trade, because of the gains realizable from specialization and the exploitation of comparative advantage, in fact ... More

The Economics of Diet and Obesity: Public Policy  

Fabrice Etilé

The rise in obesity and other food-related chronic diseases has prompted public-health officials of local communities, national governments, and international institutions to pay attention ... More

The Economics of Diet and Obesity: Understanding the Global Trends  

Fabrice Etilé and Lisa Oberlander

In the last several decades obesity rates have risen significantly. In 2014, 10.8% and 14.9% of the world’s men and women, respectively, were obese as compared with 3.2% and 6.4% in 1975. ... More

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