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 |

At the Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference held in Bali on December 2013, all WTO members reached an agreement on trade facilitation and a compromise on food security issues, a contentious topic…

Bill Gain, Ankur Huria, Kaori Niina |

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 |

Recently planted avocado trees in the Alto Laran district, in Peru. A five hours’ drive south of Lima lays the coastal provinces of Chincha. If one heads inland into the deserted mountains that…

Maria Margarita Nunez |

The United Nations has declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in recognition of the contributions this group of countries has made to the world, and to…

Ivan Rossignol |