AEDE's Elena Irwin and Ian Sheldon will discuss sustainable development at a panel discussion with Jeffrey Sachs April 4 during the annual Ohio State University Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) conference. The event is free and open to the public.
Mark Partridge, Ohio State’s C. William Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, recently offered policymakers a 2014 Ohio and national economic forecast. In his forecast, Partridge said that at a national level he anticipates that the economy will continue to improve, albeit slowly, as it has since the recession ended in mid-2009.
Will the Chinese economy, which has seen a rise in workers’ wages by nearly 14 percent per year over the last decade, soon lose its competitive edge in the global economy? Ian Sheldon, Ohio State's Andersons Professor of International Trade, addressed this question in a briefing Nov. 25 to Ohio policymakers.
This summer many AEDE faculty members travelled abroad for teaching and research collaboration opportunities. One country in particular, the People’s Republic of China, hosted visits from several AEDE faculty members working in the fields of development and regional economics.
AEDE Professor Mario Javier Miranda recently returned from the Central Bank of Costa Rica where he presented a week-long workshop from December 3-7, 2012 focused on computational economic dynamics. Professor Miranda was invited to teach the workshop at the Central Bank by Roger Madrigal, Chief Economist of the Central Bank, who earned his doctorate degree from AEDE in 2004.
Index insurance, which relies on an observed value of a specified “index” or some other closely related variable that is highly correlated with losses to determine payouts, could significantly help those uninsured against environmental disasters in the developing world by providing an attainable safety net for crop protection.