International Affairs

International Development and Trade

The Hidden Costs of Development Aid

Researchers find World Bank development projects to be less effective in politically important yet economically unstable countries.

The Cost of Ignoring Labor Reform in Japan

Economists contend that polarization in Japan’s labor force could hold back the success of Abenomics.

Increased Immigration Leading to Higher Wages for Native Born Citizens?

Supply driven immigration may result in net positive employment.

Nobel Peace Prize Shines International Spotlight on Chemical Weapons

A look at one of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winners and why its previously unsung efforts to rid the world of chemical weapons are more critical than ever.

Intellectual Property Rights Spur Innovation…Sometimes

Researchers find that a universal IPR level could have a sub-optimal impact on innovation.

Food Security in an Increasingly Urban World: The Case of Bolivia

The founder of Alternativas discusses agricultural challenges in a world of climate and economic changes.

La Seguridad Alimentaria en un Mundo cada vez más Urbano: El Caso de Bolivia

La fundadora de Alternativas habla acerca de los retos agrícolas en un contexto de cambios climáticos y económicos.

An Extra Helping Hand: Changing Behavior to Fight Adult Obesity

Suparna Ferreri’s Bienestar steps into the escalating obesity crisis with a mission of helping Mexico’s adults manage a healthy and sustainable weight.

Analyzing Income Distribution: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Mexico’s Social Spending

Data from Mexico indicate that the type of government social spending - indirect vs. direct subsidies - leads to different outcomes in terms of poverty reduction and income redistribution.

A Nuclear World with Nuclear Problems

An interview with atomic expert Kennette Benedict about the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons.

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