Yesterday in New Zealand (and today, the 8th of March, around much of the world) it is International Womens Day. I was brought up in the Soviet Union, and so this is a day that was always seen as very important – in fact it is a national holiday. International Womens Day was established at […]
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About Gulnara Nolan
I have a Phd in Economics from Ca' Foscari University of Venice and blogging is my passion.
Views expressed are my own and not related to the organizations I work for.
Entries by Gulnara Nolan
It is a pity that the World Bank’s Chief Economist Penny Goldberg has resigned after being in a role for only 15 months. Her resignation appears linked to the scandal around the financial aid leakage to private accounts in financial havens. The brief story is that when the World Bank provides financial aid to aid […]
The coronavirus (COVID-19) that is spreading through China is a tragedy, and I’d like to send my best wishes to those that are sick and my love to those who have passed on. However, as yesterday’s quote noted – sometimes we need to temper our warm hearts with cold heads in order to understand social […]
Today is Valentines Day! As a hopeless romantic it is one of my favourite days of the year, where I hope everyone experiences all the love in the world. Matt is romantic – but he has his weird signalling view of presents.
A post by Scott Sumner said that a decade of growth in the US wasn’t good enough – and was a monetary policy failure. In New Zealand, we have had nearly a decade without a technical recession (the last one was the second half of 2010) – so has this been a monetary policy failure […]
In a recent post I discussed the impact on the broad economy associated with the coronavirus. However, this is only a starting point for thinking about economic impacts – the next question is how we can understand the composition of the shocks, how we can measure this in real time, and how we can consider […]