This is the third in our series of posts by students on the job market this year.Puzzling Results: Economists tend to believe that travel and trade costs reduce welfare. Trade papers like Irwin (…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

También diponible en: English Hola, mi nombre es Mateo. Tengo 9 años. Cada noche mi mamá me lee un cuento. Muchas veces me relata una historia sobre algunos niños que tienen suerte y que nacieron…

Mateo Fernandez |

​Hi, my name is Mateo. I am 9 years old. Every night my mom reads me a story.  Many times she tells me a story about how some boys are fortunate to be born rich, and some are not. My mom always…

Mateo Fernandez |

A former hotel owner in one of the region’s major cities, who wants to remain anonymous, tells a story that should have had a happy ending. Her 40-room hotel was doing well. It had built a…

Marc Schiffbauer |

A former hotel owner in one of the region’s major cities, who wants to remain anonymous, tells a story that should have had a happy ending. Her 40-room hotel was doing well. It had built a…

Marc Schiffbauer |

تروي صاحبة فندق بإحدى المدن الكبرى  في المنطقة، طلبت ألا يُنشر اسمها، حكاية كان ينبغي أن تنتهي نهاية سعيدة. كان العمل بفندقها الذي يضم 40 غرفة يسير على ما يرام. وكان قد اكتسب سمعة حسنة لجودة…

مارك شيفباور |

Qu’est-ce qu’un homme politique intelligent ? Jeffrey Frankel a son idée. Son récent billet est consacré aux subventions et au piège qu’elles constituent. Tout d’abord, un homme politique…

Heba Elgazzar |

ما الذي يصنع سياسيا ذكيا؟ جيفري فرانكل لديه فكرة. تتناول مدونته الأخيرة ما يشكله الدعم الشامل من جاذبية ومن خداع. فهم يعلمون على سبيل المثال أنه ينبغي وضع نهاية للسياسات غير الرشيدة إن عاجلا أو…

هبة الجزار |

What makes smart politicians?  Jeffrey Frankel has an idea.   His recent blog examines the allure, and trap, of universal subsidies.   For one thing, they know that pulling the plug on bad…

Heba Elgazzar |

New entrants to the working age population in most Middle East and North Africa countries encounter economic structures and policies that have long failed to generate an adequate number of new…

Farrukh Iqbal |