Economics and Globalization

Book Release | Paths of Inequality in Brazil: A Half-Century of Change

Paths of Inequality in Brazil: A Half-Century of Change is the most comprehensive study to date of social and economic mobility in Latin America’s largest nation. A multidisciplinary analysis of the historical trajectories of various form of inequality in Brazil from 1960 to 2010, the book was originally published in Portuguese in 2015. The recently released e-book version in English widens the reach of this important volume, furthering understanding and fostering debate on the structures and legacies of inequality in Brazil - with lessons for the rest of the world as well.

EU-Ukraine Summit: Weak Outcomes and Bleak Outlooks


A North American Workforce Development Agenda: Better Jobs for a More Competitive Region

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute hosted a conference on A North American Workforce Development Agenda: Better Jobs for a More Competitive Region, with the aim of bringing together senior policymakers and members of the private sector from all three North American countries to share best practices and examine ways to improve workforce-development strategies in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the region.

Milk Policy and the Opportunities and Challenges of Euro-integration


Ukraine’s small dairy farmers can be seen as something of an indicator group for the success of Kyiv’s Euro-integration efforts. Rural smallholders have only a short time to meet EU agricultural standards, and how Kyiv handles the matter will say much about whether the process of Euro-integration is seen as a boon for the country’s rural poor or simply another chapter in the long socioeconomic decline of the Ukrainian countryside.

With a U.S. Trade War Escalating, Canada’s Stability is Also Its Weakness

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Lifeline, Strings Attached

A month after Argentina’s currency devalued by over 20 percent in less than two weeks and interest rates doubled to 40 percent, the International Monetary Fund agreed to lend Argentina $50 billion. The loan – including an additional $5.6 billion from multilateral development banks – was far larger than analysts expected. This massive stand-by agreement – basically a line of credit – offers Argentina secure financing until the end of 2019. The deal should help ward off another speculative attack on the peso.

“No Collar Economy:” A Conversation on the Future of Work in Argentina

Argentina’s agricultural communities have depended on traditional labor for centuries, but technological advances such as automation, and the growing accessibility of data, have changed that way of life. As a result, Argentines from the countryside feel increasingly powerless, particularly as potential trade agreements promise increased competition. As a result, many of the country’s rural working class have traded villages for urban centers, where they often live in marginalized neighborhoods.