International Affairs

International Development and Trade

An Extra Helping Hand: Changing Behavior to Fight Adult Obesity

Suparna Ferreri’s Bienestar steps into the escalating obesity crisis with a mission of helping Mexico’s adults manage a healthy and sustainable weight.

Analyzing Income Distribution: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Mexico’s Social Spending

Data from Mexico indicate that the type of government social spending - indirect vs. direct subsidies - leads to different outcomes in terms of poverty reduction and income redistribution.

A Nuclear World with Nuclear Problems

An interview with atomic expert Kennette Benedict about the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons.

Israel and the Two-State Solution: Fantasy or Reality?

John Mearsheimer discusses America’s role in the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations.

China: Progress without Partnership

China’s reliance on economic growth is the primary reason it has remained so obstinate to world pacts on climate change.

Does Working from Home Improve Workers’ Performance?

Employees working from home are less likely to leave the company and report higher work satisfaction.

Hoping to Create Your Own Silicon Valley? Don’t Count On Returnee Entrepreneurs

Developing countries might be better off spending their resources on establishing the right policy environment for local entrepreneurs.

Regulating Investments in Brazil: Too Much of a Good Thing?

A Brazilian banking executive talks the business environment and overregulation in this up-and-coming nation.

Targeting Remittances to Boost Students’ Education Spending

How can money sent by immigrants to their home countries best be an instrument of development?

Closing the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity

Women are key to global agriculture, but social and economic barriers severely limit their productivity.

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