Today (8th March) is budget day- keep up with the news and views – with our selection of academic resources. This will be the last spring budget as unless the chancellor changes his mind all will be held annually in the autumn from now on. Read the full text papers on the UK Government website […]
A new site from the World Bank which provides free access to open data on trade and competitiveness. It has over 180 indicators drawn from a range of World Bank, UN and other international organisations. Key topics are barriers to trade, private sector investment, foreign direct investment, innovation, competition policy and the economic context and conditions. […]
Launch of Responsible Finance A body which represents responsible finance lenders in the UK. It is the new name for the Community Development Finance Association. These organisations work to provide access to credit for people and businesses not covered by the mainstream lenders. Its website has news from providers and research publications these include reports on financial […]
IMF has conducted the first-ever global review of policymakers’ use of tax and spending policies to promote gender equality and has released an online database toolkit of gender equality indicators worldwide. You can investigate whether gender budgeting in over 60 nations has had an impact. Access the data and read associated research reports.
Recently the UK government claimed that a possible UK exit from Europe would have an immediate economic impact. Certainly according to a report published by Civitas this week The HM treasury claims do not add up. For other opinions see the IFS analysis of the impact on public finance. And reports issued which state that […]
The Anti-Corruption Summit has taken place in London. The UK government website contains the proposals for international reform. It includes a collection of essays discussing corruption. plus the new UK government plans to oppose corruption and to govern access to data. For comment see: the Transparency International website. the Anti-corruption manifesto issued by NGOs and Transparency […]
A new enhanced website launched this week by the International Committee of Investigative Journalists which contains all the resources from the Panama Papers tax-avoidance scandal as well as a range of original documents exposing the use and ‘abuse’ of other offshore tax avoidance havens. It now covers over 40 years (1977-2015) and 200 countries. You […]
Just released by the World Bank this major dataset which has over 800 indicators covering more than 150 economies. It has extensive data tables and a sustainable development goals dashboard . New this year – the world bank is phasing out the usage of the terms ‘developing countries’ and ‘developed world’ and moving towards more […]
A new publication from Transparency International which explores the role of the UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and complicity in the Panama Papers affair.
Find out by downloading a recent working paper from the World Bank – Kilroy, A.F.L., Mukim, M., Negri, S. (2015) Competitive cities for jobs and growth : what, who, and how. The objective of this report is to create a knowledge base on what makes cities competitive, to improve the understanding of job creation at the […]