How Does Emigration to the US Influence Economic Development in Mexico?
Politics

How Does Emigration to the US Influence Economic Development in Mexico?

In the United States, most migration researchers tend to focus on the effects of immigration on the domestic economy and labor force. However, it is also important to understand the effects of emigration on economic development in sending countries. That is because policies can be designed to utilize emigration to promote the development of sending … Continue reading

Strategy for Integrating Human Rights into World Bank Projects
Politics

Strategy for Integrating Human Rights into World Bank Projects

Background In terms of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity[1], the World Bank is arguably the single most important international financial institution. However, the bank’s operational policies do not prioritize its engagement within the international human rights framework or provide assistance to its member countries in complying with their human rights obligations. As a result, the … Continue reading

How Does China Define Labor Relations in Rising Car-Hailing Services?
China / Labor Force / Politics

How Does China Define Labor Relations in Rising Car-Hailing Services?

On June 28, the Chinese Ministry of Transportation issued a new regulation declaring that online car-hailing services in China can operate lawfully, which took effect on Nov. 1. In China, strict governmental rules repeatedly trip up local and foreign internet companies. Before this new regulation, local governments in major cities restricted the registration and use … Continue reading

Immigration’s Real Impact on the Labor Market
America / Immigration / Labor Force / Politics

Immigration’s Real Impact on the Labor Market

Donald Trump’s proposal to build a border wall to seal off Mexico and deport all undocumented immigrants has made immigration a top issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. Unfortunately, much of public policy discourse around immigration stems from misconceptions about how immigration affects wages and employment in the U.S. labor market. The concern that immigrants … Continue reading