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Small States

De-Risking Is De-linking Small States from Global Finance

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 10.22.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Small states, like the Caribbean countries, have been negatively affected by recent "de-risking" policies implemented by international banks, with particularly damaging consequences on correspondent banking relationships.

Small Is Beautiful... But Vulnerable!

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.20.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Small states are usually defined as countries with populations of 1.5 million or fewer and are spread across the Caribbean, African, Asia Pacific and European regions.

Small Is Beautiful. The Democratic Advantages of Smaller States

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

Public choice theory teaches us that the bigger the political entity, the less incentives the citizens have to participate actively and to be well informed within a democracy. Democracy and its advantages should be discussed while taking the size of the democracy in question into account.

Scottish Independence: Proudly Small or Proudly Together?

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
St. Gallen Symposium

Weathering the future under the shelter of the UK or setting hope on their own strengths as a small country under the European umbrella, for the first time in centuries there is a real choice which road to take.

Make the Most of What You've Got: Small States in the Spotlight

Min Zhu | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Min Zhu

Some small states have been able to overcome certain size-related challenges by achieving higher levels of such growth determinants as openness, education, and financial development. The key to achieving economic success may be to pursue policies that exploit their advantages and offset their disadvantages.

Small States with Big Power

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Is it fair that the key gang of six negotiating health care in the Senate Finance Committee represent less than 3% of the nation's population?