International Affairs

International Development and Trade

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Iranian Sanctions: New Wine in Old Bottles?

The oil embargo against Iran will hurt that country's economy. But it could also have adverse effects in the EU.

Fighting Global Poverty with Hard Numbers

As policymakers strive to alleviate poverty, J-PAL works to ensure they rely on solid, scientific research.

It’s Projection, Stupid: The Nexus of Agricultural Protectionism, Job Insecurity, and Politics

Lots of people support agricultural subsidies. Too many for a collective action story to explain the support away.

Regulation vs. Reality: Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers

Improving regulations governing migrants to Jordan could improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of laborers.

More Palatable and Less Effective

GDP-linked carbon intensity targets lure wary parties to the climate negotiating table. But are these targets any more than a tease?

Income Inequality Despite Economic Growth

Emerging economies are facing the same type of income inequality that recent protests have highlighted in developed countries.

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Looking for the Losers in New-New Trade Theory

Trade liberalization couldn't raise wages, could it?

The Water Is Good

Ethiopians' reviews of water infrastructure improvements are generally rave.

Pushing Open the Doors: Immigration Reform After the Disaster In Haiti

How one expert helped change U.S. migration policy---and why he wants barriers to drop even further.

Something for a Rainy Day

Low-income countries that can afford to be thrifty fare better during financial crises.

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