Tag: Development

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Wolfowitz Profile in the New Yorker

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There is a lengthy profile of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz in the New Yorker magazine that I highly recommend to all of you interested in …

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Moral Complexion of China's Growth

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Pardon me for my tardiness in reading the Economist’s recent survey on China’s international relations; there is a lot of good stuff from there. Let me …

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Bush as Development Friend & Foe

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Two recent articles in the NY Times that deal with development cast the US president in a different light. Let us start with the first article. …

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Hilary Benn on G8 Aid Commitments

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The Right Honourable Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID), has asked other G8 nations to live up to the …

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Easterly/Wolfowitz/Gates Smackdown

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Development aid critic William Easterly is once again stealing the show in economic blogland with his latest missive in the Wall Street Journal, this time covering …

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Is Global Inequality Rising or Falling?

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The question of global inequality is perhaps the linchpin of all IPE debates for it concerns, among other things, the benefits of economic globalization and the …

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What's the World's Busiest Port?

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Marc Levinson’s The Box provides a vivid illustration of how the prosaic shipping container revolutionized global trade. Prior to the standardization of the container, Levinson writes …