International Affairs

International Development and Trade

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.

The Economics of Human Smuggling

Policymakers can fight human smuggling with economics.

Lessons from the 2006-2008 World Food Crisis

The secret to international food security is agricultural productivity, policy predictability, and openness to trade.

The Great Cities of 2025

The cities of the developing world are taking off. The cities of the Global North ought to get on board, or risk being left behind.

Hangzhou: Urban Development and China’s Transitional Economy

The "Geneva of the Orient" provides a case-study of economic development in China.

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