May – June 2011

Social Banks and the Future of Sustainable Finance
Olaf Weber and Sven Remer

Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar
Barry Eichengreen

Grant Thornton – Transfer Pricing Specialists

Winning in Emerging Markets : Spotting and Responding to Institutional Voids
Tarun Khanna and Krishna G. Palepu

Megatrends of the Global Economy of Tomorrow
Wilhelm Hankel and Robert Isaak


Chocolate Fortunes: The battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of China’s consumers
Lawrence Allen


Science Parks –the next generation
Richard Ball

The Retirement of Sterling as a Reserve Currency after 1945: Lessons for the US Dollar?
Catherine Schenk

The Political Transformation of the Middle East and North Africa
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen


Middle East
The Islamic Financial System Alternative
Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, Noureddine Krichene and Abbas Mirakhor

Islamic finance as a model of the sustainable financial system: Lessons from financial activities in the pre-modern Islamic world
Shinsuke Nagaoka


A Comment on “The American Mortgage System: Crisis and Reform, eds”
By Marvin M. Smith, Anthony Orlando, and Susan Wachter

An Inquiry into Why America Spends While the World Saves
By Sheldon Garon

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