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How a 1930s theory explains the economics of the internet

Nobel laureate Ronald Coase, who died last week, discovered 'transaction costs' many years ago, but it took the web age to make their importance obvious<p>When the news broke last week that Ronald Coase, the economist and Nobel laureate, had died at the age of 102, what came immediately to mind was …

Economic History: A Benchmark Revision

Ryan Avent joins the conversation on the Great Inflation of the 1970s<p><b>I’m a bit taken with the idea of high inflation as the fruit of a young, optimistic economy—and of low inflation or deflation as the choice of economies in the twilight of life, excessively cautious, with an eye on the past rather</b> …

Getty Images' Jonathan Klein: "We need new economic models"

Jonathan Klein, CEO and co-founder of Getty Images, discusses with BJP his company's role in falling prices, the future of the industry, the need for …

The online spread of rumors deemed too dangerous for China

In a move clearly designed to limit free speech, the country modifies its laws to ensure that those who spread what it calls "online rumors" could spend up to three years in jail.<p>China's government on Monday made one thing clear to its citizens: spreading rumors online won't be tolerated.<p>The …

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Hong Kong shares may start higher, more China data due | Reuters

HONG KONG, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares could start the week higher with sentiment boosted by Chinese trade data that offered more evidence the economy was stabilising, with investors also waiting for monthly inflation figures later in the day.<p>China’s exports rose 7.2 percent in August from …

It's OK To Protest In China, Just Don't March

Thousands of messages posted on the Internet every day in China get censored. Until now, little has been known about how the Chinese censorship machine works — except that it is comprehensive.<p>"It probably is the largest effort ever to selectively censor human expression," says Harvard University …

A lifetime of party ties for Fang Fang, JP Morgan’s man in China

It wasn’t easy for Fang Fang, JP Morgan Chase’s vice chairman of investment banking in Asia, to get a toehold in the business. After getting an MBA at Vanderbilt University on a full scholarship, he said he fell flat in dozens of investment bank interviews before finally acing a meeting with …

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Infrastructure Rebound Boosts China Thanks To Record-Breaking Shadow Bank Lending

China might not be painting its economy with monetary stimulus, but its age old trick of pumping money into infrastructure projects is keeping a hard landing far far at bay.<p>Total social financing rose in August to 1.57 trillion yuan (about $168 billion) following steep declines in the previous …