How Organizational Changes Can Increase Competitiveness: Evidence from Brazil

Productivity is a fundamental concept in business because it encompasses how employees, firms, and the economy as a whole efficiently...

The Future of Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest

You have been involved in environmental research and deforestation issues in the Amazon from the earliest stages of interest in...

Regulating Investments in Brazil: Too Much of a Good Thing?

A Brazilian banking executive talks the business environment and overregulation in this up-and-coming nation.

The Urban East

The new Global Cities Index and Emerging Cities Outlook report looks at the international powerhouses of tomorrow

Income Inequality Despite Economic Growth

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

Fuel of Uncertainty

Fuel of Uncertainty

Biofuels are either essential to our energy independence and efforts to combat climate change or a boondoggle that threatens global food security. The World Bank’s Govinda R. Timilsina and Ashish Shrestha analyze this disconnect in “How Much Hope Should We Have for Biofuels?”, which weighs findings from dozens of studies and sources and represents a far-reaching summary of the technology’s potential and tradeoffs.