If betting on stocks is looking too risky to you these days, perhaps it's time to look for other ways to gamble your money. The Wall Street Journal reports that casino operators in Macau have…

Ryan Hahn |

A new United Nations report, Redefining Aids in Asia: Crafting an Effective Response, was just released and makes an astonishing prediction: 500,000 peaple could die each year people due to AIDS-…

Alan Pereira |

A recent IMF paper tries to understand what caused the recent deterioration of lending standards in the U.S. and shows that many parties have to take some blame. Lending standards in the subprime…

Literature on Web 2.0 technologies applied to developmental problems is rapidly growing, and with it, two camps are beginning to emerge. On the one hand, there are those who see Web 2.0 tools as…

Giulio Quaggiotto |

The relationship between poverty and infant mortality is well known. But does it also hold for adults? Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo from the MIT Poverty Action Lab studied the data from 15…

Chris Monasterski |