Economy

Incentives Light the Path Out of the Shadow Economy

May 10, 2016

Three questions for Friedrich Schneider, economist and leading expert on shadow economies.  The economic crisis that has plagued Greece for more than five years is a story of tragedies micro and macro. It includes the accounts of individuals who have …

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The New Geography of American Jobs

April 26, 2016

Digging into the latest US jobs report reveals the need to close the gap between economic opportunity and affordable housing for low-income earners.  While the March US jobs report showed the number of employed at the highest level ever, the …

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Global Economic Outlook: Failing Policies, Rising Uncertainty, and Inclusive Growth

April 19, 2016

by Yuwa Hedrick-Wong Our Chief Economist responds to the IMF’s 2016 World Economic Outlook, and calls on policymakers to act on inclusive growth to turn around the global economy.  The International Monetary Fund’s newly released 2016 World Economic Outlook has …

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Igniting Intergenerational Entrepreneurship

May 26, 2016

How older women are changing the start-up landscape. by Elizabeth Isele Founder and CEO, Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship This Month’s Power Shift Forum in Washington, DC, was a dynamic convening of world leaders – women of all ages – …

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Know-How: A Hidden Driver of Growth

February 29, 2016

We’re moving from a world of knowledge stocks to knowledge flows. Some numbers on why this has big potential for inclusive development. “When times weren’t changing so fast, it was easy to hold on to information, to not share it, and …

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Avoiding a Jobless Future

February 19, 2016

To tackle employment in a future of growing automation, don’t think science fiction—start with Scandinavian business strategy, say two authors of The Future of Jobs report. With its prediction of a net loss of 5 million jobs by 2020, The Future …

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Worker-Owned Businesses: A New Avenue for Inclusive Growth in the US

February 3, 2016

With massive job loss predicted to be on the way due to technology advances, and barriers to entrepreneurship among women and minorities, what’s a solution for new progress towards inclusive growth? Worker-owned businesses, say experts on two panels held last …

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The Road to Inclusive Urbanization

March 29, 2016

Get up-to-speed on the conversations around inclusive growth and cities, as mayors from around the world gather in New York to call for action to address rising inequities.  Urban areas are home to half the world’s population today, and by …

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Should Business Travel Be Obsolete?

January 20, 2016

by Ricardo Hausmann Harvard economist and MasterCard Center Senior Fellow on how a unique research collaboration between the Center and Harvard’s Center for International Development is uncovering new insights on how business travel impacts economic growth.  A version of this …

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Inequality: A Problem Worthy of a Business Response

February 12, 2016

by Judith Samuelson The executive director of the Aspen Institute Business & Society program calls on the private sector to commit to building more inclusive economies.  This post was the originally published on LinkedIn. According to a new report from …

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Access to Markets: Unlocking the Potential of Women Suppliers

May 3, 2016

by Elizabeth Vazquez The CEO and Founder of WeConnect International on connecting women-owned business to the global supply chain. Vasquez will be a featured speaker at the Power Shift Forum: Women in the World Economy at Georgetown University May 4-5.  …

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The Two Sides of Latin America’s Youth Employment Challenge

December 3, 2015

To what extent can any single measure of unemployment accurately provide insight into a country’s economic health and the prospects for its people? A survey of the most recent Latin American youth unemployment data (2014) provides important insights. A quick …

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