International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Crisis at Europe’s Doorstep: A Conversation with Eugenio Ambrosi about Refugees, Migration, and the European Response

As Europe’s migration crisis continues to unfold, there is a need to unpack larger questions surrounding migration policy, European values, and capacity to manage the current flow of both refugees and migrants seeking asylum in the continent.

The Politics of Economic Growth and Stability

Legislative oversight is more significant to economic and political stability than electoral accountability.

Understanding ‘Home Bias’ in the Global Stock Market

Stock price data for a set of Chinese firms highlight the effects of information asymmetry created by differences in social trust between local and foreign investors.

Talking Peruvian Development with Miguel Castilla, Peru’s Former Minister of Economy and Finance

Considering Peruvian aggregate figures, we can see high GDP growth rates and exports, as well as significant poverty reduction during...

Mutual Interests: Why Myanmar Embraced FATF Regulations

A new study suggests Myanmar’s domestic policy goals, not international condemnation, drive adherence to international financial regulations.

How Dictators Adapt to Modernity

Economist Sergei Guriev and political scientist Daniel Treisman utilize informational theory to articulate the way in which modern dictators survive in an age of mass information and globalization.

A Tripartite Alliance for Hukou Reform

Although earlier hukou reforms benefited rural residents by allowing them to seek employment and business opportunities in the city, recent hukou reforms have served as a wheel of agrarian capitalism, the purpose of which is to lure or force rural residents to leave land for city and to open up the countryside for agrarian capital.

Americans (still) don’t understand the Middle East. This man wants to help.

CPR sits down with Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli academic and veteran of IDF intelligence, to discuss the causes of conflict in the Middle East and what might resolve them.

All Business: Wanxiang America’s Pin Ni Discusses the New US-China Relationship

Wanxiang America President Pin Ni shares his insights as a businessman and practitioner on the US-China relationship.

The Economic Impact of Frugality: Evidence from Tobacco Farmers in Malawi

Tobacco farmers in Malawi were offered a direct-deposit savings account, which yielded significant positive impacts on their financial behavior and increases in their agricultural outputs. These results suggest a potential driver for economic growth and poverty reduction in the region.

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