Tsunami of Trash – Linking ocean plastic pollution to Bali’s continued economic growth through tourism.
Bombs Away! De-mining the Future for Laos – Japanese engineers test a new machine in the ongoing battle to clear the highlands of Laos of explosive hazards.
Question of the Day: Islamic Finance and Economic Development
Can the principles of Islamic finance, where no interest on loans can be charged, be reconciled with the fundamentals of economic development and the need for flexible lending arrangements for small businesses?
“Please Sir, Give Me a Job!” – An overview of the Harris-Todaro model of rural-to-urban migration and the underemployment affecting economic development in Bali, Indonesia.
Question of the Day: Capital vs. Labor
How do countries with cheap, abundant labor pools develop an incentive to save and invest in capital?
Skyward Strategies - The aerotropolis and the future of air transportation, with a focus on Dubai and Singapore.
Romania: Aesthetics and Tourism - Examining the link between appearances and tourism development in post-Soviet Romania.
The Double Nickel for the Autobahn? - Discusses the pros and cons of speed limits using Germany as an example.
Back in the USSR - An inside look at Russia’s positioning of St. Petersburg as a major tourist attraction.
The Allure of Europe - How Heidelberg, Germany, will survive economically after the American taxpayer leaves.