The Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences* Improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges  Riksbanks Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 to: PAUL R. MILGROM,  Born 1948 in Detroit, USA. Ph.D. 1979 from Stanford University, Stanford, USA. Shirley and Leonard Ely, Jr. Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, USA , and  ROBERT B. WILSON Born 1937

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UNDP* Impact of COVID-19 on the Iraqi economy: New report highlights policy recommendations for Iraq’s economic recovery

Impact of COVID-19 on the Iraqi economy: New report highlights policy recommendations for Iraq’s economic recovery Baghdad, 7 October 2020 – Expanding social security coverage for vulnerable groups, increasing revenue generation to fund key Government programmes, and allocating more resources to develop the private sector are some of the key recommendations made by the Unite

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OPEC launches 2020 edition of the World Oil Outlook

The 2020 OPEC World Oil Outlook (WOO) was launched today in Vienna, Austria, providing the OPEC Secretariat’s in-depth look at the unprecedented scale and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global energy and oil markets, an assessment of the medium- and long-term prospects, as well as analysis of various alternative scenarios and sensitivities that have the potential to imp

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DRC* ANALYSIS OF KEY VALUE CHAINS IN THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD-PROCESSING SECTOR

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As Iraq emerges from nearly four years of conflict and displacement, the security context remains unstable in many parts of the country. The COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020 brought fresh challenges, including closed borders, curfews and restrictions on movement. Forecasts predict a negative impact on livelihoods and employment, with the economy expected to

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