International Affairs

International Development and Trade

Do Alliances Actually Make States More Secure?

Evidence suggests that policymakers should abandon alliance formation as a means of preventing war.

How Female Migration Can Reduce Gender Inequality

A recent OECD study suggests that differences in the rates of immigration across gender are associated with socially-institutionalized forms of gender inequality, such as norms that restrict females’ access to education, family planning, property ownership, and labor markets. The authors study how these factors impact female migration and, in turn, contribute to perpetuating gender inequality.

Myths and Facts of Migration

Given the importance of this issue in academia, public discussion, and politics, we present Five Myths and Facts about Migration.

What’s Dragging Down the Asian Economy? A New Look at Determinants of Growth

Researchers find that private and public investments, lower financial risk, and flexible exchange rate regimes appear to support the economic growth of Asian countries, while more open capital accounts marginally reduce growth.

The Institutional Design of Sustainable Democracy

A durable democracy, which would sustain a functioning market economy, requires institutional restrictions on the ability of democratically elected officials to set policies.

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.

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