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Who Is More Productive? And Why?

01.18.2006
Asian economies and the E.U. newcomers are becoming more efficient and higher efficiency is translating into higher incomes, with China and Poland leading the way, according to the new Conference Board survey, reports the Financial Times. The strong performance of China and other Asian economies in...

The Sins of Wages

01.18.2006
Alex beat me to the punch slightly with his post earlier today, but here’s more interesting information on China.    As Alex indicates in his post, productivity in China is growing by leaps and bounds.  However, the economy also has many problems, exacerbated by the Chinese government̵...

Evolving Corporate Governance in China

01.11.2006
Since the late 1980s, China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have been undergoing a gradual process of transformation and privatization known as gaizhi. The government has reduced its share in smaller SOEs to as little as 10%. It has also introduced new governance mechanisms for both privatized and ...

Demographics, Economic Growth, and China

01.10.2006
The Economist has an interesting article on declining populations.  Clearly, there is a demographic problem (and I was really surprised by some of the numbers), The shrinkage of Russia and eastern Europe is familiar, though not perhaps the scale of it: Russia's population is expected to fall by 22...

To Eradicate or Not to Eradicate? That is the Question.

01.06.2006
There has been increased focus recently on the subject of the prevalence of opium production in Afghanistan and the commitment and effectiveness (or lack thereof) of efforts to combat it by both the Afghan government and coalition forces operating in that country.  Newsweek magazine recently publis...

Combating Corruption: China’s Latest Initiative

12.29.2005
It seems that executions of public officials for taking bribes in China are doing little to deter corruption there.  As corruption remains rampant, the country continues to search for ways to get it under control.  The latest initiative - a public website, where citizens can expose corrupt gove...

Corruption or Death?

12.21.2005
Recent economic liberalization and expansion has brought China face to face with a new issue that threatens to undermine much of the progress made over the last five years – corruption. In November, the Los Angeles Times reported on the estimated one million illegal land seizures that took place i...

Interview with CIPE’s Pakistan Country Director

12.20.2005
I wanted to highlight a recent interview with Moin Fudda, CIPE’s country director in Pakistan. The interview appeared in the weekly magazine “Investors” published by The International News, which Moin describes as the largest circulation international daily in Pakistan. The article...

Corporate Governance and Anti-Corruption

12.13.2005
Last week, CIPE’s partner Indonesia Business Links held a workshop in Banda Aceh. The workshop – “Anti-Corruption and Corporate Governance” – is the first in a series of 24 the organization will host in different Indonesian cities throughout the next year to promote goo...
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