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Feng Xingyuan: Long Live the Constitutional Rules - Mourning the Loss of James M. Buchanan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 14:15

James M. Buchanan is one of the founders of Public Choice School as well as the father of Constitutional Economics. The great scholar died on January 9 th , 2013 in Blacksburg, Virginia, at the age of 93. Buchanan got famous for his theories of Public Choice and Constitutional Economics. In 1986 he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contribution to the development of the contractual and constitutional bases for the theory of economic and political decision-making .

Which way slither? PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 17:43

by Tunku ‘Abidin Muhriz. First published in The Malay Mail 15 February 2013

Gong Xi Fa Chai!

I was in the federal capital the entire weekend, taking advantage of the relatively empty roads to quickly criss-cross to various open houses. As usual there were boundless quantities of food, and for the second year in a row, endless chatter about the election. At one house, the same uncles were asking the same questions as last year: who will win where and by how much? The answers, too, were pretty much the same.

Partly Cloudy: Indonesia's Economy in 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 14:05

By Rainer Erkens, Project Director FNF Indonesia

In spite of positive expectations regarding the economic development in 2013, Indonesia faces a great many of challenges. In addition to long-term issues concerning infrastructure, the fight against corruption, the protection of religious pluralism and the reduction of state energy subsidies, new developments are noticeable. Measures influenced by economic nationalism as well as the rise of trade unions beg the question how attractive Indonesia will be for investors in the future.

The economics of handouts PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 February 2013 13:48

By Tricia Yeoh

During a recent handout event of BR1M 2.0, or the 1Malaysia People's Aid, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said this proved the Barisan Nasional government was a champion in administering the country and managing the economy. Under the scheme, some seven million people were estimated to receive the aid, including 4.1 million recipients of BR1M last year. In short, these were direct one-off payments of RM500 to households with a combined income of less than RM3,000 a month, and RM250 to singles earning less than RM2,000 a month

Philippine growth a case of being at the right place at the right time? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2013 16:28

By: Nonoy Oplas
February 1, 2013
The online news portal of TV5

In November 30, 2012, this column made a rather bold statement about the economy for the fourth quarter of that year.

The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) yesterday announced that fourth-quarter growth came in at 6.8 percent, or just 0.2 percent shy of the forecast.


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