Thursday, February 11, 2016

Andrés Velasco

Andrés Velasco, a former presidential candidate and finance minister of Chile, is Professor of Professional Practice in International Development at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He has taught at Harvard University and New York University, and is the author of numerous studies on international economics and development.

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Lighthouse in Puerto Rico
Economics 3

The Greece of the Caribbean

The resemblance between Puerto Rico's debt problems and the situation in Europe is uncanny. The island and its leaders can learn three important lessons from the Greek crisis – first and foremost that… read more

Homeless person wearing ripped mittens.
Economics 2

New Light on Income Inequality

In developing and emerging economies, one charitable explanation for the poor quality of public debate about income inequality is that data on income distribution are often unavailable or dubious. A n… read more

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Economics 4

Encouraging Work

Few policies manage to be economically illiterate and heartless at the same time. But Britain’s Conservative government has achieved just that, by cutting tax credits for low-income workers.

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