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.
While it tends to get short shrift, the "other" private sector - that is to say, the non-profit sector - is a significant component of economic activity in many countries.
Transparency International has just released its annual corruption report, and this year's focus is on corruption in the water sector. Undoubtedly, the 398-page tome will draw a lot of attention to what Transparency International makes clear is a crisis:
Nancy Lee, a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, calls for a regional investment agreement for Latin America in an online Q&A posted today. She argues that a regional investment agreement would work much like free trade agreements, with member countries setting common standards to reduce barriers to investment. How could you measure whether members are complying with these standards?