Economic Development Feed

There is no doubt that globalization "can work" for poor people (or, better, for poor countries). Global integration can be a powerful force for reducing poverty and empowering people. The question of whether it "does work" is much less certain. According to Ian Goldin of the Oxford Martin School, the... Read more →


In this article, written by a Chinese Journalist, the author points out some interesting thoughts about globalization and the current state of the Chinese (and other Emerging Countries) economy and demographics. The author ends calling out the fact that "People tend to follow mainstream ideology and ignore other factors". I... Read more →


The concept of rooted maps is extremely useful when analyzing the process of economic, trade and even cultural globalization. Being able to view trade and economic data in a graphic way on a map is always eye-opening. Unfortunately, the good people of McKinsey continues to apply that old offline policy... Read more →


In the last decade or more, Apple has been the most often mentioned example of successful company built around a very strong vision of strong product design and innovation. Nothing more logical, therefore, than to use the iPod and its production process around the world to explain the concepts of... Read more →