International Affairs

International Development and Trade

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.

A Down Payment on Progress

Conditional cash transfer programs reward good behavior now and result in improved living standards later.

Hedge Funds

Food remittances and foreign aid ease the impact of food price shocks.

Policy Radio | Amos Gil on a Divided Jerusalem

In this week's episode of Chicago Policy Radio, Thomas Day sits down with Amos Gil to talk about life in Jerusalem for both Israelis and Palestinians and how Jerusalem impacts the possibility of a two-state solution.

Leaping the Hurdles In Reproductive Health

In Guatemala, obstacles to effective family planning abound. One group is turning to a younger generation to create change.

Does Post-Disaster Aid Reach the Neediest Populations?

The outpouring of aid in Haiti failed to reach the people who needed it most.

Public-Private Partnerships in International Development

The U.S. should put away its wallet and concentrate on making friends.

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