Research & Policy Workshops
IMPORTANT: Due to growing concerns around the coronavirus, the INET Conference, as well as these workshops will be postponed.
Apr 13–15, 2020
IMPORTANT: Due to growing concerns around the coronavirus, the INET Conference, as well as these workshops will be postponed. Applicants will soon be provided further information.
Aug 26–30, 2019
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) are pleased to announce the upcoming UNCTAD Summer School 2019.
May 8, 2020
Developing countries, many of which appear not to have felt the health effects of COVID to the same extent as Europe and the US, are nonetheless facing severe economic effects as the pandemic pushes the global economy into a recession.
The Future of Work | What is Technology? Accelerator, Enabler, or Displacer?Webinar
moderated by Katya Klinova with Long Chen, Anton Korinek and John Van Reenen
Sep 29, 2020
Human societies have always coevolved with technology, but how can we think of technology? Is it an external force outside our control, or do we have a say in its direction, development and deployment?
May 15, 2019
The implications of rising inequality are massive. Economists need to tackle it together.
Jun 13, 2018
In a complex world, we’ll experience more “black swans”, and the things that standard economic models assumed away will matter much more.
Jan 31, 2018
There’s no turning back from humanity’s move to high-density living, says Ed Glaeser. The task of the century will be making cities more liveable.
Sep 27, 2017
“Blindly” Engaging in Global Supply Chains Can Erode Developing Nations’ Economic Power
Aug 2, 2017
Robinson explains how natural experiments are done and why they’re useful. He also explains distribution of power and development of state play critical roles in successful economies.
Apr 12, 2017
Along the entire “innovation chain” — from research and development, to production and commercialization — government and private sectors have very different roles to play.
Mar 7, 2017
Institute Senior Economist Pia Malaney sees the election of Donald Trump as a message from the Rust Belt signaling a systemic failure in US political economy
Jan 4, 2015
Repression in China today is at its most severe point since the aftermath of 1989. David Wu discusses the tensions inherent in a one-party state which is struggling to aspire toward a more predictable rule of law.
Feb 13, 2015
Fresh from discussions at the UN regarding the Argentinian debt crisis, Institute grantee Kevin Gallagher tells us about his new book and how developing countries can look for opportunity amidst modern financial obstacles.
Nov 20, 2015
Exploring inequality, gender, and the North-South divide.
Oct 29, 2015
A combination of leeway within the government and constitutional immunity during incumbency enables office holders to abuse their budget at will, which in turn creates a crisis of growth in Africa, relative to other parts of the world.