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Friday roundup: US-Africa Summit, Carbon Reduction and Demographics, Poverty, Robots, and Fair Trade

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US-Africa Summit garners over $17b in pledges and calls for a deeper economic relationship.

In a New York Times article, Eduardo Porter writes about curbing population growth as a way to reduce carbon emissions.
Economic growth may be the best way to overcome poverty and reduce social ailments, says The Economist.

According to a new Pew Research Center survey, experts are divided on whether advances in artificial intelligence/ robotic technology will boost or decimate the American economy.
A paper by Raluca Dragusanu, Daniele Giovannucci, and Nathan Nunn assesses the economics of Fair Trade, describing the potential benefits and pitfalls.

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