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Latest Web Links -- Thu, 19 Oct 2017:

Jeffrey Sachs 15 questions about tax reform, Boston Globe, 12 Oct 17 [courtesy Columbia U]:
With Pres Trump pushing his tax reform proposal last week, here’s a look at what his plan would do to the US economy, writes author of Building the New American Economy: Smart, fair and sustainable (Feb 2017)

As European banks retreat from the world stage, China is stepping up, Harvard Bus. Rev, by Lund & Windhagen, 25 Sep 17 [courtesy McKinsey]:
While many large banks headquartered in advanced economies are firmly on the back foot, China is leading something of a changing of the guard in global finance. And it is not alone, write McK partner (Global Inst); and senior partner (banking)

Trouble in the making? The future of economic development via export-led manufacturing, World Bank, 20 Sep 17:
While smart automation, advanced robotics and 3-D printing threaten significant disruptions in future employment, esp. for low-skilled workers, they also offer opportunities for developing nations, acc. to a new report

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Posted on Sat, 14 Oct 2017:

Why has Trump not attacked the World Bank and the IMF?, Council Foreign Relations (blog), by S Patrick, 12 Oct 17 [via Newsweek]:
A big surprise of Trump's "America First" presidency has been the moderate tone he has adopted toward the World Bank and IMF, which hold their annual meetings in Wash this week, writes CFR global governance prog dir

Dani Rodrik: Growth without industrialization?, Project Syndicate, 10 Oct 17 [via Times of Oman]:
Despite low world prices for the commodities on which they tend to depend, many of the world’s poorest economies have been doing well. This is all good news, but it is also puzzling, writes International Economic Association pres-elect

Is globalization good?, Amer Econ Assn News, 29 Sep 17:
Economists generally believe that intl trade makes countries wealthier. But while they debate the consequences of modern globalization, the past provides a cautionary tale. The 1st wave of globalization took place during the late 19th century

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