Are women as globalized as men? Daniel Altman provoked some gender-balanced debate by noting that 95% of the comments on his Managing Globalization blog are from men. The same is true on the PSD…

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According to travel guides, Chindia is a place in Romania where Vlad the Impaler, a bloodthirsty 15th-century monarch who inspired the fictional Count Dracula, watched his victims put to death.…

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All eyes are on China today as dozens of African heads of state descend on Beijing for the China-Africa summit. As always, the BBC has excellent coverage, including a photo spread of Beijing…

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While we frequently make mostly invisible tweaks to the blog, here are two new changes I'd like to share:

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Casting a wide net, McKinsey estimates that the economic impact of wireless is up to 8% of a country's GDP. To unlock this value, they encourage wireless providers and/or regulators to lower…

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News items of varying interest for your perusal...

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Through this seed funding we are hoping to break a chicken-and-egg situation where investors will not invest in emerging markets for lack of information, and research providers will not enter the…

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As you've probably noticed, the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007 is out. Am I the only one who finds the ‘stages of economic growth’ component of the new…

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Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard thinks it's time to invest in Mexico. He cites its solid economic performance (3.5% growth this year), favorable demographics (lots of brand-new workers),…

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