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In this interview, Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) Ann Bernstein discusses the development paths of India, Brazil, and South Africa and what the experiences of these countries tell us about whether a democratic market-based alternative to increasingly popular authoritarian approaches is emerging in the developing world. Bernstein also discusses the challenges facing these democracies and the reforms needed to strengthen them.Read more...
CIPE: Definitions of corporate governance sometimes vary around the world. How is this term understood today in Russia as compared to other countries?
Roger Munnings: In Russia, “corporate governance” usually refers to the comprehensive systems and specific responsibilities by which an enterprise is directed, controlled, and managed on a day-to-day basis. In many Western countries, the term is used specifically and only for the control and direction of an enterprise and does not cover day-to-day management by full-time executives. In most Western models, direction and control of an enterprise is the responsibility of the board of directors and operational management of the enterprise is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and his or her team.Read more...
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women was set up in the United Kingdom in 2008 in response to Cherie’s experience traveling across the globe with husband, then-Prime Minister Tony Blair. During her travels, Cherie met with women around the world and realized that with the right support women can overcome the challenges they face and play an important part in their economies and societies.
Our aim is primarily to support women who are building their own businesses, specifically small and growing businesses, a level just above micro enterprise. The women we work with have bright ideas and are either at the beginning of their journey or are already running small businesses but are struggling to sustain their position or expand.Read more...
CIPE: The Center for Emerging Market Policy (CEMP) was founded in 2010 at George Mason University. What was the reason for creating it? What is the purpose and thinking behind it?
Andrew Hughes Hallett (AHH): Two key reasons, one internal and one external, played a role in creating CEMP. In the School of Public Policy we have a number of economists with particular interests. We have experts on trade and finance, foreign exchange, economic governance, integration issues, international economic policy, and regional studies. We created the Center to bring together those people with shared interests in economic policy and emerging markets. This is a comparative advantage on our part.Read more...
Agenda for the President 2011-2015
On August 14, 2011 Argentina held primaries for its upcoming legislative and presidential elections scheduled to take place on October 23, with a potential presidential run-off election on November 20, if needed. This busy electoral year presents a unique opportunity to push for issue-based debate among candidates on key policy challenges facing the country.Read more...
Why Focus on Economic Journalism?
Reliable economic and business journalism is something individuals and businesses take largely for granted in developed economies. Leading publications have widespread coverage of financial markets, corporate news and key economic indicators that are of crucial importance for the livelihoods, employment opportunities, and investments of ordinary people.
It wasn't always that way. It wasn’t always that way. As business reporter Chris Welles wrote:
For years, business economics and finance journalism was a bleak wasteland — ‘the most disgracefully neglected sector of American journalism,’ according to former NBCtelevision correspondent and former dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism School Elie Abel. If you did a lousy job covering city hall, couldn’t hack it writing obituaries, weren’t too swift taking classified ads over the telephone, then they sent you to the business section. Maybe they even made you business editor.
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