Economics and Globalization News

Nigeria Beyond the Elections

Mar 16, 2015
"Corruption helps drive inequality. Over 60% of Nigerians live on less than $1 a day, despite Nigeria having Africa’s largest gross domestic product (nearly $510 billion). Unemployment figures are disputed, but a 2013 estimate puts unemployment at 22% and youth unemployment at 38%. As some Nigerians enrich themselves, and as a middle class grows in parts of the country, millions of Nigerians still have no livelihood." writes Alex Thurston.

Elections Preview: Political Fallout From Venezuela’s Economic Crisis

Mar 12, 2015
In this Context interview, Luis Vicente León provided insight into the nature of the problems surrounding the parliamentary elections in Venezuela and assesses the political fallout from the crisis in anticipation of the vote.

Los objetivos para fortalecer el comercio entre Chile y China

Mar 11, 2015
Jorge Heine, Global Fellow and Chilean ambassador to China, appears on Agenda Econòmica on CNNChile regarding the goals of strengthening business between Chile and China. This interview is in Spanish.

How Four Years of Civil War Has Destroyed Syria

Mar 11, 2015
"The Syrian Center for Policy Research, which is supported by two United Nations agencies, concludes that human development is 'rapidly regressing,' which is destabilizing a country that has long been the strategic center of the Middle East," writes Robin Wright.

Delegación salvadoreña expone en EEUU preocupación por Acuerdo Transpacífico

Feb 23, 2015
This article mentions how a delegation of officials and businessmen from El Salvador met with representatives from the Woodrow Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.

Canadian Mining Companies Are Destroying Latin America

Feb 12, 2015
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, is quoted on the effect of Canadian mining companies in Latin America.

The Creator’s Code: Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?

Feb 11, 2015
Amy Wilkinson wanted to find out how some people turn ideas into enterprises that endure. Why do some people succeed when so many others fail? Five years and 200 interviews later, she has uncovered “The Creator’s Code,” six essential skills that turn small notions into big companies.

How to Boost Border Competitiveness? Just Ask the Folks There.

Feb 10, 2015
Christopher Wilson and Erik Lee discuss seven ideas to strengthen competitiveness at the U.S.-Mexico border. These ideas are drawn from a compilation of 27 ways to strengthen border competitiveness, outlined in the report "The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition."

An African Misstep in Looking to Mugabe?

Feb 02, 2015
"Zimbabwe’s autocratic president is a dreadful role model. His party has been charged with intimidation, vote-rigging, or other forms of fraud in every election since it first won in 1980," writes Robin Wright.

América Latina debe aplicar reformas para bajar desigualdad

Jan 26, 2015
The Woodrow Wilson Center is mentioned in an article that refers to comments made by Chief Economist of the World Bank, Augusto de la Torre, during the event "Inequality in a Lower Growth Latin America" hosted by the Latin American Program. This article is in Spanish.