Category Archives: Economic Thought

The flaws in the Anti-Corruption Agenda and how to change it


The flaws in the Anti-Corruption Agenda and how to change it In May 2016, the UK hosted the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, bring leaders from developed and developing nations as well as practitioners and interest groups. World leaders and academic … Continue reading

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Links for Thought 12


1) The Real Hamilton: What’s Not to Love? A Bloomberg article that talks about Alexander Hamilton, one of the very early US Treasury Secretaries, and how his ideas to grow the US economy then wouldn’t be accepted by the mainstream … Continue reading

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So you want to start another organisation to combat poverty? A possible case of too many cooks spoiling the broth


“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” so wrote John Lennon is his extremely well known song Imagine. Many people individually or collectively imagine they can creating something, even though they know others have already done … Continue reading

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Revisiting Bill Easterly’s critique of Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans


Back in Cambridge, I naturally had to read the works from my renown lecturer, Dr. Ha-Joon Chang. One of them was his book Bad Samaritans: The Guilty Secrets of Rich Nations & the threat to Global Prosperity (Random House Paperback version). … Continue reading

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Links for Thought 2


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Blast from the past: The inaugural INET conference


This is sort of a quasi-international development, part IPE-ish entry of a conference that happened way back in April this year. Unlike my previous entries, It’s going to be told in a more informal manner. Continue reading

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