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Currency

When India Killed Off Cash Overnight

By | Audio, Currency, Policy, South Asia

Bhaskar Chakravorti, the dean of global business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, analyzes the economic impact of India’s unprecedented demonetization move in 2016. With no advance warning, India pulled the two largest banknotes from circulation, notes that accounted for 86% of cash transactions in a country where most payments happen in cash. Chakravorti discusses the impact on consumers, businesses, and digital payment providers, and whether Indian policymakers reached their anti-corruption goals. He’s the author of the article “One Year After India Killed Off Cash, Here’s What Other Countries Should Learn From It.”

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How Blockchain Will Accelerate Business Performance and Power the Smart Economy – SPONSOR CONTENT FROM MICROSOFT

By | Currency, Economic development, Economics, Sponsor Content

Political economist Francis Fukuyama predicted a future when social capital would be as important as physical capital, and that only those societies with a high degree of social trust would be able to create large-scale organizations capable of competing in the new economy. Two decades later, an incredible tool is shoring up the foundations of […]

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