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  • 19 Feb 2018
  • By: Iulia Monica Oehler-Sincai
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Should China’s Belt and Road initiative cross the poles?

China’s Belt and Road initiative seeks to promote connectivity and cooperation between countries, regions and...

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  • 15 Feb 2018
  • By: Yasmin Khan
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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: a trapped population seeking food security

Over a million Rohingya refugees are living in Bangladesh. Some have been there for 40 years since the first major...

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  • 13 Feb 2018
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Natural resources and economic growth: the research evidence

Can large reserves of oil, coal, diamonds, uranium or other natural resources be translated into national prosperity?...

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  • 08 Feb 2018
  • By: Jeffrey Frankel
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Coping with commodity price volatility: an idea for exporting countries

Flexible exchange rates help developing countries cope with volatile prices of the commodities that are typically their...

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  • 08 Feb 2018
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China’s overseas development programs: busting “rogue donor” myths

Some Western commentators portray Beijing’s aid flows to developing countries as motivated by a desire to prop up...

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  • 08 Feb 2018
  • By: Robert McLeman
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Sensible migration policy for a climate-disrupted world

There is a growing risk that millions of people around the world will be forced to migrate because of rising sea levels...

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Especially important is the effect of institutional quality: Countries with better institutions tend to benefit much more from having a wealth of natural resources.

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