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20 May 2024

Interpreting macroeconomic signals

Course material - 46 pages - Economy general

As an economist, what you need to forecast is not so much the end value of the economic indicators. Indeed, markets already have some believes and price in those expectations. What is important to forecast is what the markets are going to change their expectations and when this will occur. To be...

04 Oct 2023

Development GAP and its Multiple Dimensions

Course material - 9 pages - Economy general

Most of those people hate to leave their country, but they are moving because they realized that these dimensions are essentials for their lives. In a way they are searching for a better condition in different dimensions: education, health, security, economically, etc. These are different...

04 Oct 2023

Measurement of Development

Course material - 11 pages - Economy general

There are at least four good reasons to measure development: - For policy making organizations (international organizations, governments, NGOs), we need to verify how the actions are making any progress. The point is to know is something if effective to change things. That requires tracking...

04 Oct 2023

Development as Growth: Macro Theories of Economic Growth

Course material - 10 pages - Economy general

Why do some countries have much higher levels of income per capita than others? Why do some countries grow (in terms of their output or income per capita) faster than others? From a public policy perspective: what are optimal policies to promote growth? Growth depends on two processes: the...

04 Oct 2023

The Spirit of Development: Dreams and Projects

Course material - 7 pages - Economy general

A framework frames the vision of an environment, and in the case of development, the framework also has implications on what to do about what we are seeing. The word development has multiple meanings and understandings and there are different theories about how we bring development about. We need...

04 Oct 2023

Impact evaluation

Course material - 10 pages - Economy general

When you really do database business of development policy making, it makes it sound very idealistic to, for example, providing easy access to health, which means you intervening when someone is sick. In this case, you are intervening at the earliest stage (for example, providing clean water to...

12 Dec 2022

Foundations of Economics and Sociology Foundations of Economics

Course material - 25 pages - Economy general

It is within the multiple and different enterprises, which together define to a large extent a national economy, that the observation of economic and social facts is the most extensive and undoubtedly the most visible. The company is a reality that weaves its way through our daily lives because...

21 Sep 2016

The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and its impact on the American economy

Course material - 3 pages - Economy general

The nineteen sixties were a time of change in the world and especially in America, where Vietnam protests and demands for civil rights had taken off. In this time of change the sixties saw women in greater numbers demanding the same rights as men and one of those rights was the ability to join...