Saturday, January 30, 2021
Come! Alicia Barcenas´s second lecture on our Climate Change and the Challenges of Development Series
Saturday, November 14, 2020
We are starting a new project that will explore how to promote formalization in the mining sector, with particular attention to the case study of Peruvian gold. It should be an exciting opportunity to link academic research and policy impact. We have raised funds to hire a post-doc with experience in qualitative research, willingness to spend time in Peru and interest in policy discussions. Please either apply or invite others to apply! You can find more details here.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
My new book is coming out in December. I wrote it primarily during my year at the Kellogg Institute in Notre Dame and I am very thankful to them for the opportunity. The book uses the Latin American experience to warn against the economic, political and social costs of inequality in other parts of the world. It also discusses some of the ways in which Latin Americans have tried to fight inequality and some of the policies and institutions we need to develop in the future. Although I will discuss more about the book in future entries, I just wanted to share my excitement about the news... at a time when I am finding hard to get excited about many other things.
You can find the link to the book in Bloomsbury here.
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Here just a couple of examples. First an article from the New Yorker about Bernie Sanders:
Thursday, April 16, 2020
“The next wave coming is the economic one … We have a choice there as a nation and as a society and as a world. Do we take hold of our destiny and make sure the differences are mitigated, abolished where possible – or do we just let things happen, do we let the market rule, in which case there will be enormous suffering.”
Will religious leaders make a difference? Will the fight against inequality become more accepted thanks in religious circles? Surely people like Justin Welby and Pope Francis are trying... and let's only hope their followers are listening.