China has reported that it will ban its domestic ivory trade in 2017. Will this be an effective way to challenge the poaching of African Elephants?
The TPP’s tariff reduction scheme, which planned to eliminate an estimated 18,000 tariffs amongst the dozen participant countries, would have opened the door to countries in Southeast Asia to compete with Central America.
Many Latin American countries have turned to Conditional Cash Transfer policies (CCTs) as a way to combat rampant inequality and poverty. The premise is simple: give poor families small sums of cash as long as they keep their kids in school, get them vaccinated, and seek regular medical checkups for children and mothers.
“I really have gotten into what I do driven to apply my understanding of economics to improving people’s lives.”
-Raymond Robertson, professor and the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University