How the Middle Income Trap Could Ensnare China

Hoping to avoid the middle income trap, China is taking the less typical socialist route through their “common prosperity” policies.

A Global Look at the Rule of Law

Seeing where the rule of law is stronger can tell us why certain nations have more economic development and others sink under the weight of corruption.

The Economic Yardstick That (We Don’t Know) We Need

Please think GDP for a moment. Reported and revised during each quarter, GDP numbers create a reaction. If the growth rate is high, lawmakers assume their policies are working. When the numbers are lower, people wonder how to boost them.…

Where to Find the Biggest Gender Gap

Through worldwide gender gap indicators, we can see that Iceland can optimize productivity and human capital through a small gender gap.

Part 2: How the Middle Income Trap Could Catch China

While some high middle income economies have slowed down and then accelerated again, using World Bank criteria, China’s economic growth is tough to predict.

Finding the Global Gender Gap

Production possibilities graphs and GDP comparisons show us that a bigger gender gap prevents countries from achieving their economic growth potential.

The Ebola Impact on Economic Health

More than the disease itself, ebola’s GDP impact from aversion behavior is rippling through West Africa domestically and in international trade.

The Economic Impact of the Ebola Epidemic

The ebola epidemic will affect Liberia’s GDP growth rate through the illness itself and the ripple of fear that hits households, businesses and government.

Diminishing the Worldwide Energy Gap

Last summer, President Obama announced a $7 billion Power Africa initiative that targets sub-Saharan Africa.  Its goal is to create the infrastructure that will extend electricity to more than 20 million households. Partnering with 6 other nations, the US will…

Income Inequality: A Global Look

Please for a moment, think of yourself as a citizen of the world who is looking at income inequality. According to World Bank scholars, you should first identify your approach. 1. You could just create 3 baskets for countries, the poor,…