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Economists devote three days in Helsinki to look 30 years back to map the future of development economics – PART I

24 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Since the 2007/08 financial crisis, economists have encouragingly become bolder in self-critically examining the failure of their wizardry. While abandoning unwanted habits and practices takes efforts and time, nonetheless, the confessionals have become customary mainly via international/regional seminars/conferences and individual publications.
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Economist Justin Yifu Lin on state-led economic growth

18 Nov

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

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Economist Justin Yifu Lin retired from vice presidency of the World Bank at the end of May 2012. Since, he has returned to Peking University to do research and teach. Lin is a formidable advocate of state-led growth, which he popularized as New Structural Economics. In essence, it is advocacy mainly for manufacturing, with state led initiatives, in developing countries of which the World Bank has now become its foremost exponent.
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