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Monthly Archives: June 2014

84th BIS Annual Report, 2013/2014

“A new policy compass is needed to help the global economy step out of the shadow of the Great Financial Crisis. This will involve adjustments to the current policy mix and to policy frameworks with the aim of restoring sustainable and balanced economic growth. The global economy has shown encouraging signs over the past year butContinue Reading

Principles for effective supervisory colleges

“The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today issued final Principles for effective supervisory colleges. The guidelines replace the Good practice principles on supervisory colleges, which the Committee published in October 2010 with a commitment to revise them after a period of practical implementation experience Supervisory colleges play an important role in the effective supervision of international bankingContinue Reading

Taming the Locusts? Embattled Hedge Funds in the E.U.

Seretakis, Alexandros, Taming the Locusts? Embattled Hedge Funds in the E.U. (2013). New York University Journal of Law and Business, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2013. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2460046 “The recent financial crisis and the ongoing sovereign debt crisis have put the spotlight on the traditionally secretive and opaque hedge fund industry. Widespread financialContinue Reading

Climate-Smart Development: Adding Up the Benefits of Actions that Help Build Prosperity

“This report describes efforts by the ClimateWorks Foundation and the World Bank to quantify the multiple economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with policies and projects to reduce emissions in select sectors and regions. The report has three objectives: 1) to develop a holistic, adaptable framework to capture and measure the multiple benefits of reducingContinue Reading

Nature’s Dying Migrant Worker

The past few decades of farm economics have created a system in which one-third of the food on our plate now relies on just one pollinator — the honeybee. And it’s dying.  Story by Josephine Marcotty - Photos and videos by Renée Jones Schneider. “A rush of recent research points to a complex triangle of causes:Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Fourteen LinkedIn Tips for (the Rest of) 2014

Via LLRX.com - Fourteen LinkedIn Tips for (the Rest of) 2014 With over 300 million users, LinkedIn is the most popular social media platform for business and professional use, and attorneys Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields clearly and concisely outline how to leverage this space with smart, targeted and effective ways that positively identify you in communities of bestContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Comforting Witnesses, Discomforting Due Process

Via LLRX.com - Comforting Witnesses, Discomforting Due Process “Many of us are aware of, and have had contact with various types of therapy dogs, in places that range from the workplace to our public transportation systems. But we may not be aware of the growing use and integration into the legal system of therapeutic “comfort dogs”Continue Reading

New on LLRX – National Digital Library Endowment Plan Makes New York Times of Philanthropy

Via LLRX.com - National Digital Library Endowment Plan Makes New York Times of Philanthropy - David Rothman encourages Librarians and friends to think like Willie Sutton, who supposedly said he robbed banks because “That’s where the money is.” Rothman is quick to say the quote in fact is iffy, but he wants us to focus on the logic behindContinue Reading

Houston, We Have A Public Domain Problem – Commentary

Parker Higgins is an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation: “I received a bogus copyright takedown notice for using public domain audio on SoundCloud yesterday. The sound in question—the famous “Houston, we have a problem” snippet of the Apollo 13 mission—is incontrovertibly available to all, for any use, without copyright restrictions. The fact that it’sContinue Reading

Specification and Estimation of Gravity Models: A Review of the Issues in the Literature

Olanike Kareem, Fatima and Kareem, Idowu Olayinka, Specification and Estimation of Gravity Models: A Review of the Issues in the Literature (June 2014). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2014/74. Available  for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2459484 “The gravity model has become an efficient tool in the analysis of international economic relations dueContinue Reading

Juries and Prior Convictions: Managing the Demise of the Prior Conviction Exception to Apprendi

King, Nancy J., Juries and Prior Convictions: Managing the Demise of the Prior Conviction Exception to Apprendi (June 1, 2014). Southern Methodist University Law Review, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2459682 “This essay offers a menu of procedural alternatives for coping with the potential, some would say inevitable, abandonment of the prior conviction exception toContinue Reading

The 2014 State New Economy Index

  Robert D. Atkinson and Adams Nager: “The conventional view of the U.S. economy, and of state economies, is as static entities which change principally in size (growing in normal times and contracting during recessions). But in fact, state economies are constantly evolving complex ecosystems. Indeed, U.S. state economies of 2014 are not just larger butContinue Reading