321 research outputs found

    The churn among firms

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    Capitalism ; Competition ; Consumers ; Consumption (Economics) ; Corporations ; Cost and standard of living ; Business enterprises ; Productivity

    China and India: two paths to economic power

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    The two Asian giants have achieved rapid and sustained growth -- China by focusing on goods, India by tilting toward services.Economic conditions - China ; Economic conditions - India ; Service industries ; Manufacturing industries ; International trade

    Women at work: a progress report

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    Throughout history, much of women’s work has taken place in the home rather than in the marketplace. Recent generations of women, however, have been more likely to work in the formal economy, particularly in the United States and other developed countries.

    The fruits of free trade

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    Imports ; Exports ; Tariff ; Antidumping duties

    The saving grace

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    Many economists agree that a country's rate of saving can be a key factor in the growth rate and living standards the country achieves. Analysts are less certain about which factors have positive and negative influences on saving, what role government should have in creating a better environment for saving, and the extent to which a country can offset the effects of low domestic saving by tapping into other countries' savings. ; Economists, bankers, and officials discussed these and other aspects of saving earlier this year at a symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Richard Alm and David Gould recap much of that discussion in this article.Money ; Saving and investment

    Opportunity knocks: selling our services to the world

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    Over the past century, the U.S. has developed a deep, diverse pool of skilled, productive and well-paid service providers.Globalization ; Service industries