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International Development and Trade

Policy without Borders: Insights from Bruce Lampard

The president of the Canadian section of Doctors Without Borders discusses the intersection of policy and politics

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Medium Rare: What’s Cooking in the Rare Earth Element Market?

Markets for Rare Earth Metals have become increasingly volatile. Six economists project future supply and demand trends.

Incomplete Assistance: Obstacles to Achieving Food Security

Agricultural micro-lending programs hold great promise, but addressing underlying impediments to production holds the key to sustainability

Policy Radio | Andi Zeisler on Gains and Setbacks for Working Women

In this week's episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Bradley Crawford sits down with Andi Zeisler, cofounder of Bitch magazine, to talk about family policy, women's status in developing countries, and the path of women's progress over the past fifteen years.

Just a Dream: Jose Antonio Vargas on America’s Undocumented

A prominent journalist and advocate reflects on "coming out" as an undocumented immigrant

Labor Markets, Fertility Decisions and Human Capital Investments

As women in developing countries gain exposure to the labor market, their attitudes toward marriage, fertility, and professional development change.

Policy Radio | Arsalan Iftikhar on the American Muslim Experience

In this week's episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Bassam Aoun sits down with Arsalan Iftikhar to talk about the American Muslim experience, immigration, and the changing demographics of the United States.

Temperature Shocks and Economic Growth

Climate change is about more than just the weather. Three economists find that rising temperatures lead to falling economic growth.

Welcome, Stranger: The Positive Labor Market Effects of Immigration

In a study of OECD countries, immigration had a small positive impact on receiving countries' labor markets.

Family Planning and Education: A Case Study in Ethiopia

Family planning services are most effective in communities with low levels of education.

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