Posts Tagged ‘developing economies’

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    Human Capital: Electricity Matters

    May 30, 13 • 796 Views • No Comments

    After Hurricane Sandy struck my NJ area, a physician friend told me that, with no refrigeration, her vaccine supply spoiled. Imagine her temporary problem as a permanent condition in the developing world. Lack of dependable electricity affects vaccines and......  [read more]

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    GDP: Where is the World Economy Going?

    Dec 20, 12 • 694 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the UN published a preview of its world economic outlook. While projections are always debatable, their graphs provide a snapshot of key economic issues. GDP Outlook: Oil Prices: Grain Prices:   These projections and comments from a......  [read more]

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    Phone Power

    Oct 14, 12 • 592 Views • No Comments

    Only 3 years ago in sub-Saharan Africa, more than two-thirds of all roads were unpaved, three-quarters of the population was without electricity, and there were 3 landline phones per 100 people. Enter the cell phone. As of 2010, in low and middle income......  [read more]

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    China’s Wages

    Jul 21, 10 • 713 Views • No Comments

    Because I am still reading Peter Hessler’s Country Driving A Journey Through China, I related a recent NY Times article to his wonderful descriptions of an expanding transportation infrastructure, villagers migrating to cities, and more affluence.......  [read more]

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    Change in India

    May 3, 10 • 643 Views • No Comments

    Hey Everyone My name is Ilya Sabnani. I am currently a sophomore at Princeton majoring in Economics with certificates in Environmental Studies and South Asia Studies. I’m guest blogging about social and economic change in India. This past fall, I had......  [read more]