What We’re Writing, What We’re Reading

What We’re Writing

Gerald Epstein, Banks: How Big is Too Big?

Ali Kadri, Ancient to Modern Mashriq

What We’re Reading

Reforming the Future: Lessons from Sovereign Debt Restructuring, Atlantic Council

Prabhat Patnaik, Misconceptions About Neo-Liberalism

Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Vladimir Popov, Income Inequalities in Perspective

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What We’re Writing

Jayati Ghosh, North Cyprus: Complicated, Contradictory, Charismatic

Sunita Narain, The Earth for You

What We’re Reading

Jeronim Capaldo, Overcooked Free-Trade Dogmas in the Debate on TTIP, Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE)

Edward A. Cunningham, The State and the Firm: China’s Energy Governance in Context, Global Development and Environment Institute

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What’s We’re Writing/What We’re Reading

What We’re Writing

Sunita Narain, How Power Can Be Cleaned

Rebecca Ray, Kevin P. Gallagher, Andres Lopez, and Cynthia Sanborn, China in Latin America: Lessons for South-South Cooperation and Economic Development

Alejandro Reuss, Climate Change: What Is It? What Causes It? What Can We Do About It?

What We’re Reading

Deepankar Basu and Debarshi Das, Profitability in India’s Organized Manufacturing Sector: The Role of Technology, Distribution, and Demand

Nancy Folbre, Accounting for Care: A Research and Survey Design Agenda

Esteban Pérez Caldentey, Miguel Torres and Romain Zivy, Interview on Neo-Structuralism

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James K. Boyce, Klara Zwickl and Michael Ash, Three Measures of Environmental Inequality

C.P. Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh, Ever-Expanding Debt Bubbles in China and India

Sara Hsu and Jianjun Li, The Rise and Fall of Shadow Banking in China

Timothy A. Wise and Emily Cole, Mandating Food Insecurity: The Global Impacts of Rising Biofuel Mandates and Targets

What We’re Reading

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, Inequality and the Phases of Capitalism

Edward A. Cunningham, The State and the Firm: China’s Energy Governance in Context

Oscar Ugarteche, The Debt Reduction Germany Received in 1952 (and 1990)

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C.P. Chandrasekhar, Asian Banks in Trouble

Adem Y. Elveren and Sara Hsu, Military Expenditures and Profit Rate: Evidence from OECD Countries

Sunita Narain, Real Pride of Ancient Indian Science

Matías Vernengo, Sachs is Wrong on Krugman and the Recovery

 

What We’re Reading

Stephen A. Marglin and Peter M. Spiegler, Did the States Pocket the Stimulus Money?

Claudio Lara Cortés and Consuelo Silva Flores, eds., Democratic Renewal versus Neoliberalism

José Gabriel Palma, Has the Income Share of the Middle and Upper-Middle Been Stable Over Time … ?

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In Memory of Fred Lee

In Memory of Fred Lee

Triple Crisis sadly reports the passing of economist Fred Lee, described by our regular contributor Matías Vernengo as “a tireless builder of institutions, an activist for Post Keynesian, and institutionalist economics, creating space for heterodox economists.” As Matías puts it, Fred Lee “will be sorely missed.”

See Matías’s blog post in tribute to Fred Lee at Naked Keynesianism, here. See Fred Lee’s own narrative of how he became a heterodox economist, here.

What We’re Writing

Jayati Ghosh and C.P. Chandrasekhar, The Cotton Conundrum

S. Ibi Ajayi and Leonce Ndikumana, Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, Effects, and Policy Issues; selected chapters available as Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) working papers.

What We’re Reading

Transnational Institute, Shifting Power: Critical Perspectives on Emerging Economies

Jeronim Capaldo, The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: European Disintegration, Unemployment and Instability

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News from The Global Development and Environment Institute

The International Monetary Fund issued new guidelines on the use of capital account regulations, and GDAE’s co-sponsored Task Force on Regulating Capital Flows has continued to track and engage with the process. In a widely syndicated piece for the Project Syndicate, Gallagher called the reforms an important “half step,” important for acknowledging the value of such tools for developing countries to prevent damaging swings in currency values and contagion from international financial markets. His Pardee Policy Brief, “The IMF’s New View on Financial Globalization: A Critical Assessment,” goes into more detail. His Financial Times piece circulated widely, as did a piece on the issue by The Globalist, which appeared in China Daily, Valor Econômico (Brazil), The Financial Express (India). Gallagher also authored a provocative article in Global Policy, Social Costs of Self-Insurance” that shows that the another way to regulate capital flows—by accumulating foreign exchange reserves—can be quite costly for emerging market and developing countries.

GDAE released new analysis of the incompatibilities between the new recognition of the validity of capital regulations and most U.S. trade agreements, which prohibit them. Gallagher teamed with the co-chair of a Pardee Task Force Leonardo E. Stanley to publish a policy brief, “Global Financial Reform and Trade Rules: The Need for Reconciliation,” in advance of the full Task Force Report, slated for release in March. Gallagher reiterated the contradictions in meetings with congressional leaders, and published his perspective in Al Jazeera, “Trade rules should not constrain fixing global finance.” While GDAE continues its work on Capital Flows and Development, Gallagher has been awarded a grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) to collect some of his analysis on capital flows into a book.

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What We´re Reading and Writing

What We’re Reading
South Centre, The EPAs and Risks for Africa: Local Production and Regional Trade
Robert Pollin, The Great U.S. Liquidity Trap of 2009-11: Are We Stuck Pushing on Strings?
Columbia University, SIPA’s Ocampo and Co-Author Bértola Win Jaume Vicens Vivens Prize for Best Book on Spanish or Latin American Economic History
Stefano Pagliari, The Making of Good Financial Regulation. Towards a Policy Response to Regulatory Capture
Mark Halle, Life after Rio
Shiney Varghese, Human rights and Rio+20
IISD, Summary of the Meeting
Prideaux/MWN, ‘The Future We Want’ delivers little for migratory wildlife
FAO, Infosylva: Rio+20 Special Issue
Adam James, Andrew Light, Gwynne Taraska, How the Rio+20 Earth Summit Could Have Been Better
George Monbiot, After Rio, we know. Governments have given up on the planet
Tierney Smith and John Parnell, Rio+20: Five climate change ideas that didn’t make the Earth Summit outcome
Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Food, finance and climate crises are fundamental failures, not short-term glitches

What We’re Writing
Jayati Ghosh, India and the Credit Rating Agencies
C. P. Chandrasekhar, When the Law Takes its Course
Patrick Bond, Market Failure at the Rio+20 Earth Summit
Mark Blyth and Stephen Kinsella, Spain Is Now Making Ireland’s Mistakes

Spotlight G-20 & Rio+20: What We're Reading and Writing

As part of the Triple Crisis Spotlight G-20 and Spotlight Rio+20 series, we are running a special edition of our regular Reading and Writing update.

What We’re Reading
Johan Kuylenstierna, Environmentalism or human well-being? Rejecting a false dichotomy
Shengen Fan, A Green Economy and the Poor
Nature, Return to Rio: Second chance for the planet
FAO, Towards the Future We Want
IISD, Sustainable Development Timeline
IISD, Linkages: Coverage of Rio+20
SEI, Clinton outlines agenda to tackle climate, health and food security
Manish Bapna, Peter Hazlewood and John Talberth, Rio+20: Moving Ahead with the Sustainable Development Goals
Elizabeth Bast, Traci Romine, Stephen Kretzmann, Srinivas Krishnaswamy, Lo Sze Ping, Low Hanging Fruit: Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Climate Finance, and Sustainable Development
Stephen Leahy, Activists Call for Creation of High Commissioner for Future Generations at Rio+20
Rousbeh Legatis, Q&A: Battle for Human Rights in Rio Is “Far From Over”
Thalif Deen, Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
Laura Carlsen, Mexico’s G20 Summit: In the Eye of the Storm
Peter Wahl, The G20: Overestimated and Underperforming
Liane Schalatek and Lili Fuhr, From promise to payment pledge: in Los Cabos, the G20 must act on long-term climate finance

What We’re Writing
Martin Khor, Key issues facing Rio+20 summit
Jennifer Clapp, G20 and Food Security: Keep the Focus on Economic Policy Reform

Spotlight G-20 & Rio+20: What We’re Reading and Writing

As part of the Triple Crisis Spotlight G-20 and Spotlight Rio+20 series, we are running a special edition of our regular Reading and Writing update.

What We’re Reading
Johan Kuylenstierna, Environmentalism or human well-being? Rejecting a false dichotomy
Shengen Fan, A Green Economy and the Poor
Nature, Return to Rio: Second chance for the planet
FAO, Towards the Future We Want
IISD, Sustainable Development Timeline
IISD, Linkages: Coverage of Rio+20
SEI, Clinton outlines agenda to tackle climate, health and food security
Manish Bapna, Peter Hazlewood and John Talberth, Rio+20: Moving Ahead with the Sustainable Development Goals
Elizabeth Bast, Traci Romine, Stephen Kretzmann, Srinivas Krishnaswamy, Lo Sze Ping, Low Hanging Fruit: Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Climate Finance, and Sustainable Development
Stephen Leahy, Activists Call for Creation of High Commissioner for Future Generations at Rio+20
Rousbeh Legatis, Q&A: Battle for Human Rights in Rio Is “Far From Over”
Thalif Deen, Defining Green Economy May Stymie Rio Summit
Laura Carlsen, Mexico’s G20 Summit: In the Eye of the Storm
Peter Wahl, The G20: Overestimated and Underperforming
Liane Schalatek and Lili Fuhr, From promise to payment pledge: in Los Cabos, the G20 must act on long-term climate finance

What We’re Writing
Martin Khor, Key issues facing Rio+20 summit
Jennifer Clapp, G20 and Food Security: Keep the Focus on Economic Policy Reform