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A closer look at that rotten papaya - facts on food waste

Claudia Gabarain's picture

I'm getting a lot of satisfaction lately from this blog, and here is the very last example: in response to a rather light posting simply calling attention to an ingenious awareness campaign, I received this comment from reader S.Y.

Canadian migrants moving money (say that five times fast!)

Dilip Ratha's picture

According to this article in Globe and Mail, new data from the Canadian government shows that four in 10 Canadians are sending money to family and friends abroad.  Also interesting to note:

"In Canada, where one in five people are born outside the country, about $5-billion is sent in remittances a year, according to Western Union, one of the world's largest money transfer firms."

Where does it pay to be an academic?

Ryan Hahn's picture

In a survey of academic salaries in 15 countries around the world, Canada came out on top, with an average monthly salary of $4,856 per month (in PPP dollars), and China came last with a monthly salary of $1,182. This is according to data collected by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education and reported in the most recent edition of International Higher Education.

Evaluating creative capitalism

Ryan Hahn's picture

The discussion over at Creative Capitalism continues, and the most recent offering is from Esther Duflo. (Duflo is well known because of her work promoting the use of randomized evaluations in development economics.) In part, she responds in her post to criticisms from Bill Easterly directed at the notion of creative capitalism.

Workforce development, Indian style

Ryan Hahn's picture

A new paper from the Kauffman Foundation talks up the successes of India's approach to workforce development. According to How the Disciple Became the Guru, Indian companies have done such a good job at training their workforce that the U.S. should consider adopting some of India's practices in this regard (thus the title of the article). Or, as the authors of the paper conclude:

Long-distance knowledge sharing network expands in Indonesia

Philip E. Karp's picture

GDLN Indonesia covers more than 220 public and private universities across the archipelago, opening up opportunities to share knowledge both within Indonesia and with other countries.