Economics and Globalization Publications

Beginning the Demographic Transition: Very Young and Youthful Age Structures

Jul 07, 2011
From 1970-2000, "only 13 percent of countries with a very young age structure had fully democratic governments, compared with 83 percent of countries with a mature age structure," says Elizabeth Leahy, who compares age structure to conflict in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Iran, and Pakistan.

Oiling the Friction: Environmental Conflict Management in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

Jul 07, 2011
Drawing on numerous interviews while living and working in the Niger Delta, Okechukwu Ibeanu analyzes the management of conflicts surrounding petroleum production in the region.

155. Shock Therapy In Latin America, Russia, and Eastern Europe

Jul 07, 2011
February 1998 - Has fast reform in Russia and some East European countries created the right incentives for an orderly capitalist economy to develop? Or has it opened the door to a tyranny of the strong over the weak? These are crucial institutional questions raised by the shock therapy strategy of transformation in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Latin America.

ECSP Report 11: Reviews of New Publications

Jul 07, 2011
Experts review new publications.

Poverty, Inequality and the New Left in Latin America

Jul 07, 2011
This is a research paper commissioned for the conference, by Argentine economist Nora Lustig, who provides an overview of trends in poverty and inequality throughout Latin America, comparing left and non-left governments, as well as left governments and their non-leftist predecessors in their own countries.

Poverty Reduction: An Effective Means of Population Control

Jul 07, 2011
In Poverty Reduction: An Effective Means of Population Control, Mohammed Sharif attempts to use both theoretical and empirical analysis to take a fresh look at the topic.

ECSP Report 5: Foreword and Table of Contents

Jul 07, 2011
The 1999 issue of the ECSP Report includes features on population, urbanization, environment, and security; agriculture and conflict; and environmental change, security, and social conflicts in the Brazilian Amazon. Foreword and Table of Contents.

43. The Economics of State-Building in the Former Yugoslavia

Jul 07, 2011
This working paper examines the economic aspect of state-building in the former Yugoslavia. It hypothesizes that during the process of division and in the first four years of economic independence each of the five successor states chose economic policy options which are leading to divergent patterns of economic growth. As a result, after four years, five distinct economies have emerged, each pursuing increasingly diverging growth paths. This divergence is even more striking when we remember that each of the successor states began with the same institutional framework, a common transition path, and a comparable level of macroeconomic instability.

Commentary: Should Global Poverty be a U.S. National Security Issue? (Part 1)

Jul 07, 2011
ECSP invited analysts to address whether global poverty should and can be a U.S. national security issue.

Navigating the Mainstream: The Challenge of Making Water Issues Matter

Jul 07, 2011
The author explores why water needs fail to rally a forceful, sustained response from the global community.

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