In the 1960s, black and white individuals in the United States had radically different labor market outcomes. In 1962, the unemployment rate for African-Americans was 13 percent while it was only…

¡Solamente el uno por ciento de la riqueza del mundo pertenece a las mujeres! ¿Cuánto han avanzado los hombres y las mujeres en la equidad de género? “A las mujeres les hace falta competitividad…

Andrea Alarcon |

Niagara Falls.  "The Canadian side is better, more developed. They have better hotels." "Sorry, but we need a visa to enter Canada." "I forgot. The kids are okay, they are…

Dilip Ratha |

The following piece appeared as a guest blog in the UK's Guardian this past week. A good public education system means public spending – but not necessarily public provision. In OECD…

Harry A. Patrinos |

Given the massive debate in the U.S. about government health insurance, the just released results of a new experiment are justly making headlines. In 2004, the state of Oregon, due to budgetary…

David McKenzie |

I was recently invited to a panel discussion to comment on the movie ‘With My Own Two Wheels’  (http://www.withmyowntwowheels.org) which illustrates…

Julie Babinard |

Roads are not sexy. You don’t see glossy ads pleading for people to sponsor a road. You don’t see the construction of a road moving global audiences to tears. There are no celebrities, concerts,…

Aleta Moriarty |

Confirmando su rol creciente en asuntos globales, América Latina recibió las buenas nuevas sobre su crecimiento económico para 2011 ante una audiencia de todo el planeta, que se conectó con los…

José Carlos Ferreyra |

In this period of fiscal crisis and tightening of public expenditure budgets, it is especially interesting to look at the extent to which public expenditures are wasted.

Sanjay Vani |

When my wife and I were looking for where to live in Washington DC, an important part of the decision was the quality of the local public school that our children would (eventually) attend.  But…

Deon Filmer |