Electrification Insight From a Stunning NASA Map

African development continues to be constrained by problems with electricity generation and access to electricity that affect productivity and mobility.

Pepsi Light Has a Whole New Meaning

Human capital in developing nations is benefiting from inexpensive lights made from plastic soda bottles that also are connected to solar powered batteries.

Weekly Roundup: From Wimbledon to Estonia

Our weekly roundup includes stories from everyday economics that relate to the market, the minimum wage, the price system and productivity & human capital.

Bedtime Stories… About the Economy.

From statistics and a satellite image of the world at night, we can see that developing countries lack the electrification they need for economic growth.

Understanding African Development Through Stories and Stats

By combining stories from Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah and statistics, we can create a more realistic picture of African development.

Land, Labor and Capital: 18th and 21st Century Solar Power

In one of his farm journals, Thomas Jefferson displays the importance of the sun. Just because the length of the workday is determined by daylight, one half more wool was spun during July than in January . You can start…