Tag: Development

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Political Economy of Medical Tourism

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The clip above of a 60 Minutes segment features Bangkok, Thailand’s Bumrungrad Hospital, which claims to have the most international patients of any medical operation in …

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Megalopolis Megatrend

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It seems that the trend towards ever-larger urban agglomerations in the Pacific Rim shows little signs of abating, at least according to recent World Bank research …

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Microfinance Banking w/ Cell Phones

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I’ve been performing some research on emerging modes of financial service delivery in the developing world. This particular YouTube clip demonstrates a clever Filipino adaptation of …

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Foreign Aid, Fungibility, and Growth

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I’ve come across this fascinating paper which empirically demonstrates that one of the reasons why foreign aid hasn’t resulted in much economic growth is that monies …

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Africa, the Chinese are Coming!

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Here’a an article from the International Herald Tribune that fits in well with two other blog posts I’ve made regarding China’s involvement in Africa on the …

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Remittance Rankings + Philippines

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I was enjoying a leisurely stroll through economic blogland when I landed on Dani Rodrik’s fine new weblog. He linked to an article entitled “Avoiding the …

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India's Remittance Economy

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The large amount of remittances sent to the Philippines has been widely noted and discussed. Often forgotten though is that India is the world’s largest destination …