#Fincabulary19 – Mancession

Meaning – An economic instance in which the unemployment rate is substantially higher among men than it is among women. The term “mancession” was coined during the financial crisis of 2008-2009, during which men bore the brunt of the job losses in the United States, at rates close to 50% higher than those of women. […]

Trump – Clinton face-off- Effect on Economies worldwide

By Isha Varma While the result of the Trump-Clinton face-off is unknown as yet, the speculations regarding the same are at its peak. From Clinton’s email controversy to Trump’s comment on nuclear weapons, there has been a lot to fathom about the US Presidential elections 2016.  One major feature of the Presidential election is the […]

QUANTITATIVE EASING: A WAY OF STIMULATING ECONOMIC ACTIVITY?

By- Purvee Khandelwal One of the main tools to control growth is raising or lowering interest rates. Lower interest rates encourage people or companies to spend money, rather than save. But when interest rates are at almost zero, central banks need to adopt different unconventional policies – such as pumping money directly into the financial system […]

Feasibility Of Export Led Growth In Time Of Global Slow-Down

By- Apoorv Srivastav The engine of the global economy has started to stagnate. One of the biggest arguments that favors this statement is that the export led growth is no more feasible. The export led growth pioneered by Germany and Japan in 50’s and 60’s was further adopted by the Four Asian Tigers: Hong Kong, […]

Impact of Negative Interest Rate

By Payal Sachdeva The concept of “Negative interest rate” was flourished after 2008 financial crisis when all other means to reinvigorate the economy had been exhausted. It is a monetary policy tool employed by central banks to combat deflation. This tool was first adopted by Sweden’s central bank in July 2009 when the overnight deposit […]

Abenomics: Has it really worked for Japan?

By Keerthana Raghavan Abenomics refers to a set of policies adopted by the Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he was selected as Prime Minister for the second time in 2012. The policies were implemented in the background of near zero growth rate for past 20 years and huge government debt. The policies were aimed […]