Finance & Development, March 2010

Finance & Development, March 2010

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Prize or Penalty: When Sports Help Economies Scoreq looks at why countries vie to host the world's most costly sporting events. And, in a series of articles on qAfter the Crisis, q we discuss why some countries were hit harder than others; how were shocks transmitted round the world, and whether protectionist pressures might intensify in 2010. As usual, we take on a number of hot topics, including housing prices, bankers' bonuses, Ponzi schemes, and inflation targeting. In qPicture Thisq we see that the number of hungry is on the rise, topping 1 billion. Our regular qPeople in Economicsq column profiles Daron Acemoglu, the Turkish-born intellectual who won the American Economic Association's award in 2005 for the most influential U.S. economist under the age of 40. qBack to Basicsq explains inflation; and qData Spotlightq looks at how dollarization is declining in Latin America. Also includes articles by Nick Stern on climate change and Simon Johnson on bonuses and the qdoomsday cycleThe TABB Group, a financial markets research firm, estimates that profits from HFT were $21 billion in 2008a€”not an easy year for financial markets. The top broker-dealers, such as Goldman Sachs; top hedge funds, such as Citadel; and independent firms, such as GETGO, ... If a trader at the venue that received the flash can match the best bid or offer in the system, then the trader can pick up that orderanbsp;...

Title:Finance & Development, March 2010
Author:Jeremy Clift
Publisher:International Monetary Fund - 2010-03-22


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