Rebellion against – or fear of encroaching – authoritarianism clearly played a role in many cases. So did disgust at perceived corruption by governing elites. Social media clearly acted as an…

Francisco Ferreira, Marta Schoch |

Service providers must be paid. How they are paid shapes their incentives to provide high-quality services as much – if not more than – how much they are paid. Service providers around the world…

Deon Filmer, Adam Wagstaff |

After a brief hiatus, the office of the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group was reunited last week with DEC, the well-known Research Department of the World Bank. This led me to reflect on a…

Pinelopi Goldberg |

A cyclical growth recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean began in 2017. The upturn in regional growth, from -1.5 percent in 2016 to 0.9 percent in 2017, reflects broadly improving conditions…

Dana Vorisek |

In a recent exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, “Dinosaurs Among Us, ” paleontologists use prehistoric fossil records of bones, feathers, and nests to show that…

Alexandria Valerio, Ji Liu |

The impact of falling oil prices is becoming increasingly visible, but the global economy is yet to hit a nice stride - oil exporters face severe headwinds, oil-importing China continues to slow,…

Marc Stocker |

Ariel Rubinstein sat down for a video interview with me last week following a DEC lecture. A professor at Tel Aviv University as well as NYU, Rubinstein is an eminent game theorist and expert on…

Merrell Tuck-Primdahl |

In the recently released Global Economic Prospects June 2012, World Bank experts warned of long period of volatility. Resurgence of the Euro Area tensions had eroded economic gains of first 4…

Swati Mishra |

June 1 was Justin’s last day as World Bank Chief Economist and I wanted to share comments from several leading development thinkers and economists (including past Chief Economists) who knew him…

Merrell Tuck-Primdahl |