When you have to redo your literature review for a “revise and resubmit, ” you know two things: first, the publishing process in economics is slow, and second, the evidence is accumulating fast in…

Berk Ozler |

 2000: “Genome science will … revolutionize the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the most, if not all, human diseases.” President Bill Clinton 2003: “The convergence of nanotechnology with…

Michael M. Lokshin, Zurab Sajaia |

Is new technology “transformative” or “disruptive”?  I’ve heard this topic hotly debated at meetings both within the World Bank and more broadly.  The issue is not just linguistic hair-splitting…

Pinelopi Goldberg |

The OECD’s Inclusive Framework on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), which includes over 125 countries, is debating four proposals for corporate tax reform, to update the global tax system…

Davida Connon, Simeon Djankov |

Social media has flourished with increasing digital connectivity. Internet users in the Philippines, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and the United Arab Emirates spend more than 3 hours per day on…

Rong Chen |

In the era of digital technology, the structure of production as well as the interaction between humans and machines is being redefined. The diffusion and application of digital technology can…

Xubei Luo |

Reform leaders who are persuaded by the need to invest in human capital face the challenge of getting thousands of state personnel, who staff myriad government agencies, to deliver. The…

Stuti Khemani |

This is the thirteenth in this year's series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Our planet is currently experiencing substantial environmental degradation. The resulting depletion of…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |