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

Why Energy Efficiency is Key to Fulfilling the Paris Goals
Economy / Energy / Environment / Politics

Why Energy Efficiency is Key to Fulfilling the Paris Goals

Energy efficiency — the ugly ducking in an industry full of shiny solar panels and soaring wind turbines — may be the smart, business friendly path to mitigating climate shifts, regardless of political detours.  The Paris Agreement, the most drastic global climate action plan, officially entered into force in early November, confirming 94 countries’ pledges to … 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

Energy is Not a Talking Point – It’s a Critical Resource
Energy / Politics / Presidency / Presidential Race 2016

Energy is Not a Talking Point – It’s a Critical Resource

One of the final questions of the second presidential debate was perhaps one of the more substantive policy questions asked throughout this chaotic election season. While the rest of the internet has focused on Ken Bone and his striking red sweater, the content of his question was equally striking: “What steps will your energy policy … Continue reading

Trump and Clinton: What’s Their Deal With Israel?
Foreign Policy / Israel / Politics / Presidential Race 2016

Trump and Clinton: What’s Their Deal With Israel?

On September 25, 2016, the soon-to-be leader of the free world met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Although I cannot yet tell you which it was, I do know that both U.S. presidential nominees conversed with the leader of the free Middle Eastern world about U.S.-Israeli relations. So, what would a Hillary Clinton or … Continue reading