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How the pandemic is impacting foreign direct investments

FDI inflows to developing countries are not uniform in either quantity or quality. Fast-growing economies in Asia with large populations have been driving the surge over the past few decades, most importantly China, but also Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.4 The inflows of investments into …

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Public Debt Dynamics in Africa Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a meltdown of the global economy. Africa has not escaped from the economic crisis as the already gloomy public debt dynamics have been exacerbated by the pandemic. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has therefore called for a US$2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package …

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Covid-19 Economics: Beyond Austerity and Debt-Finance

Talk has already turned to how we’ll deal with the almighty economic blowback impending from the Covid-19 pandemic. The nearest parallel is the financial crisis of 2008 – a story of unregulated market failure that here in the UK the Conservative government somehow succeeded in turning into a story of …

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Coronavirus wreaks havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry

Siem Reap (Cambodia): It’s been two months since Horn Bo took passengers to Angkor Wat. Like many other Cambodians, the tuk-tuk driver largely depends on tourism for his livelihood. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the Southeast Asian country, foreign tourists no longer make it to Cambodia. “Before …

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Measuring Economic Welfare: What and How? »

MEASURING ECONOMIC WELFARE Gordon, Robert, 2016, The Rise and Fall of American Productivity Growth: the U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War. (Princeton: Princeton University Press). Greenwood, Jeremy, Ananth Seshadri, and Mehmet Yorukoglu, 2005, Engines of Liberation, Review of Economic Studies 72, 109-133. Griliches, Zvi and Cockburn, 1994. Generics …

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AlixPartners buys antitrust litigation specialist Matrix Economics

AlixPartners has acquired Matrix Economics, a boutique economics consulting based in Boston. The deal is AlixPartners’ first inorganic move since acquiring the US operations of Zolfo Cooper, years after it also absorbed the European team of the financial advisory and restructuring consultancy. The addition of Matrix Economics adds a team of …

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