Economics Archive

37(4) Summer 2016, Economics, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Southeast Asia

Rethinking Thai Sex Work: The Mistress Culture

Thailand’s sex industry is the elephant in the room for the Tourism Authority of Thailand. In the exotic, traditional, conservative picture painted by the...
37(4) Summer 2016, Eastern Africa, Economics, Health, Interviews

Building Capacity and Partnership in Global Healthcare Systems: An Interview with Vanessa Kerry

How did you become interested in global health? I became interested in global health because, when I was fourteen, I had the privilege of...
Studies have shown that European immigrants, who have been accused of causing economic strain in the UK, may actually provide crucial skills in key industries. Photo courtesy of BT Group.
Blog, Economics, Europe, Politics, Western Europe

Brexit: A Forecast of Regret for Britain’s Biggest Decision of 2016

On June 24, 2016, Britain reached a final decision on the biggest question faced by the current generation when a measly majority of 51.9...
Americas, Analysis, Blog, Economics, Perspectives, Politics, South America

The Three Speeds of the Venezuelan Crisis

Any candid observer visiting Venezuela five years ago could hardly anticipate what the country has become under Nicolas Maduro’s government. Enjoying the longest oil...
Flags outside the European Parliament. CC BY-SA 2.0 by Richard Yarrow.
Analysis, Economics, Europe, Politics, Security, Western Europe, World in Review

The Commonwealth Alone? Brexit and the Future of the European Union

Editor’s note: This piece was co-written by Max Kuhelj Bugaric and Richard Yarrow. We display the name of only one author due to technical limitations. On June...
"The United Nations Global Compact Delegation to the 2010 Leaders Summit" by Juley Baker. CC BY-SA 4.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Blog, Economics, Europe, Perspectives, Politics

From Boardrooms to Battlefields: 5 New Ways That Businesses Claim to Build Peace

Long thought to be a rarefied calling for diplomats or dedicated activists, global peacebuilders are being pushed to accept a new player into their...
Blog, Eastern Europe, Economics, Europe

How Important Would a Post-Sanctions Russia Be for EU Foreign Trade?

Over the last few months, several European politicians and business leaders have called for a partial or full lifting of the EU’s economic sanctions...
Tens of thousands of people marched in the Polish capital Warsaw, protesting against the Law and Justice Party. (By Sankoff64 (own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0  (], via Wikimedia Commons
Africa, Americas, Asia, Economics, Europe, Middle East, Politics, Reviews

Evaluating democracy’s global standing: The prospect of a freer world

“Democracy in Decline” is a compilation of scholarly essays assessing world affairs and empirical records that arguably represent the deterioration of democracy, largely in...
"The Iguazu and Parana Rivers near Puerto Iguazu." by Phillip Caper. CC BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Economics, Health, Security, South America

The Smoking Trail: Cigarette Smuggling In Paraguay

Overlooking Lago Itapiu, a man-made lake splitting the Paraguayan Brazilian border, and the Argentine frontier city of Puerto Iguazú lies the Paraguayan city of...
Asia, Economics, Environment, Health

The Rice Crisis of 2008: A Lesson in Mismanagement

2008 was a year of headlines. Barack Obama was elected president, China held its first Olympics, and the world financial markets came to a...