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High Inequality

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly Spring 2008

Recent research suggests that exclusion represents a severe drag on the region's economic growth and stability. Tackling high inequality and low social mobility is fundamental to getting economies on a sure footing, writes Guillermo Perry. Read the full article in the Spring 2008 issue of Americas Quarterly. ... Read More

Fresh Look Review: Los límites Morales del Gasto Público: Desigualdad, Bienestar e Ingresos no Laborales

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Americas Quarterly Spring 2008

Ignacio Labaqui reviews  Dante Avaro's assessment of income inequality in Latin America and his proposed policy that reduces such inequality without compromising economic growth. ... Read More

Panama Fever Book Launch and Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, March 27, 2008

At a COA book launch, panelists shared scientific, political, and historical insights into the Panama Canal’s construction. Matthew Parker, author of Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time provided context for the discussion through his historical overview beginning with the colonial era. ... Read More