Empowering Africa’s Women Farmers

Over 60 percent of all employed women in Sub-Saharan Africa work in agriculture. Yet the region’s women farmers often reap a meager harvest, not...

A Woman-Focused Climate Agenda

From teen activist Greta Thunberg’s much-publicized transatlantic journey on a zero-emissions boat to attend the United Nations General Assembly to the proliferation of climate...

Return of Fiscal Policy

As we enter the last quarter of 2019 (and of the decade), cyclical indicators point to a slowing world economy amid wide-ranging structural challenges....

The World and the UN Must Reduce Population Growth

On September 24-25, world leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York to review progress toward the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its...

Managing the Next Gold Rush

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) sits perched above the concrete boardwalk of Jamaica’s Kingston Harbor, across the bay from the spot where “Calico Jack”...

Anatomy of the Coming Recession

There are three negative supply shocks that could trigger a global recession by 2020. All of them reflect political factors affecting international relations, two...

Social Policy Starts at Home

Political economy has come a long way. Many figures and institutions that have long embraced neoliberalism increasingly recognize the failures of markets and acknowledge...

Right Response to the Libra Threat

Facebook’s plan to launch a new digital currency, Libra, within a year has won few friends. Regulators, policymakers, and academics reacted to the news...

Can Ethics Be Taught?

Can taking a philosophy class, more specifically a class in practical ethics, lead students to act more ethically? Teachers of practical ethics have an obvious...

ECB Loosening Is Not Enough

If indications of disappointing economic growth in the eurozone are confirmed, the European Central Bank will loosen monetary policy further in September. Last week,...

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