Development Economics

/Development Economics

The Global Risks Report 2020

World Economic Forum: The Global Risks Report 2020 Article published: Jan, 2020 IB Economics syllabus: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Development Economics (market failure, negative externalities of production, sustainability, equity in the income distribution, economic development) One week before the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Organization published their Annual Risk Report, in which experts analyze the threats facing [...]

By | 2020-01-30T14:13:53+00:00 January 30th, 2020|Development Economics|Comments Off on The Global Risks Report 2020

Global debt in one infographic

The Visual Capitalist: $69 Trillion of World Debt in One Infographic Article published: Nov 14, 2019 IB Economics syllabus: macroeconomics (the government budget, public debt), development economics (international debt) While this is not an article for your Internal Assessment, it's a great visualization of all the $69 trillion of world debt that exists currently (as of late [...]

By | 2019-12-27T13:58:37+00:00 December 27th, 2019|Development Economics, Macro|Comments Off on Global debt in one infographic

Humanitarian aid for Venezuelans by the UN

UN News: ‘Everyone needs to do more’ to help suffering Venezuelans, says UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Article published: Nov 6, 2019 IB Economics syllabus: Development economics (foreign aid, humanitarian aid) A very unfortunate real-world example of when economic growth does not lead to economic development: Venezuela, which used to be the richest Latin American country [...]

By | 2019-12-16T21:49:00+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Development Economics|Comments Off on Humanitarian aid for Venezuelans by the UN

Zimbabwe to ban electric water heaters to save power

BBC: Zimbabwe to ban electric water heaters to save power Article published: Oct 1, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Development Economics New regulations in Zimbabwe will make it mandatory to households to use solar panels for heating water in order to save electricity of up to [...]

By | 2017-08-23T10:46:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Development Economics|Comments Off on Zimbabwe to ban electric water heaters to save power

Where does the garbage of the first world end up?

Wired: Inside the Hellscape Where Our Computers Go to Die Article published: Apr 23, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Development Economics (poverty, inequality, market failure, pollution) “PEOPLE LOVE GADGETS — especially shiny new ones. Bigger screens. Faster processors. Slimmer profiles. But what happens to our mobile phones, [...]

By | 2017-08-23T10:51:50+00:00 May 2nd, 2015|Development Economics|Comments Off on Where does the garbage of the first world end up?

World Economic Forum —> World Development Forum: a much needed name change

The Guardian: Never mind growth, Davos delegates – how about a World Development Forum? Article published: Jan 30, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Development Economics (inequality, ending extreme poverty, economic growth vs. economic development) According to the author, Lawrence Haddad, a simple name change would mean [...]

By | 2017-08-23T11:16:09+00:00 March 22nd, 2015|Development Economics|Comments Off on World Economic Forum —> World Development Forum: a much needed name change

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close