This is the eleventh in our series of posts by students on the job market this year Researchers, policymakers and aid organizations have devoted lots of attention to improving access to credit and…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

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 |

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 |

The University of Kelaniya, my seat of higher education, sadly was never considered the ‘cream of the crop’ in Sri Lanka when I attended; certainly not the Departments of Humanities and the Social…

Sandya Salgado |

Sewing Floor, Armana Apparels, Dhaka. Photo: Shobha Shetty Contradictory trends in female labor force participation in South Asia continue to pose a puzzle for policymakers. On the one hand,…

Shobha Shetty |