Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Democracy versus dictatorship? The political determinants of growth episodes

In contrast to previous literature, which looks at the effect of democracy on long-run growth or short-run volatility of growth, we examine the effect of political institutions on medium-term growth … Continue reading

Friday, 9 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Union decline lowers wages of nonunion workers

In the debates over the causes of wage stagnation, the decline in union power has not received nearly as much attention as globalization, technological change, and the slowdown in Americans’ … Continue reading

Thursday, 1 September 2016 · Leave a comment

The Rise of Gender Capitalism

Investing with a gender lens can create financial and social impact by increasing women’s access to capital, promoting workplace equity, and creating products and services that improve the lives of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Economic growth is unlikely to get us to the UN’s Global Goals

A report developed by Deloitte UK, in conjunction with Social Progress Imperative, found that even high economic growth will not get the world close to meeting the UN’s new Global … Continue reading

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality : A Global Perspective

This paper analyzes the extent of income inequality from a global perspective, its drivers, and what to do about it. The drivers of inequality vary widely amongst countries, with some … Continue reading

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 · Leave a comment

The Quality of Economic Growth and Why it Matters

As the signs of negative impact of global climate change are becoming evident, and especially in the aftermath of the global economic turndown, societies had a choice — either reframe … Continue reading

Thursday, 23 April 2015 · Leave a comment

The Metropolitan Century

The report provides an outline of recent and likely future urbanisation trends and discusses the consequences. The world is in the middle of an urbanisation process that will cause urbanisation … Continue reading

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Don’t Remittances Appear to Affect Growth?

How does migration affect development? Maybe the most obvious way is the money that migrants send home to poor countries: remittances. But for years, development researchers have faced a puzzle. … Continue reading

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Degrowing Our Way to Genuine Progress

Erik Assadourian – Since the very creation of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) indicator, people have criticized it as a poor measure of societal progress. Even the father of the … Continue reading

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 · Leave a comment