EMI at Work

Apr 16 2018

EMI celebrates the work of Cornell Tech Fellows at EMI Alumni Day

On April 27th, 2018 the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) will host the first EMI Alumni Day at the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech. The event serves to celebrate the work of the class of 2017 and 2018 Cornell Tech EMI Fellows.


Apr 10 2018

Where to Play and How to Win: How Megatrends and Country Contexts Govern Strategy in Emerging Markets

The subject of emerging markets can be so broad and complex that it is sometimes difficult to understand how to think about opportunity and prioritization in the world’s fastest-growing economies. Clearly, the pace of growth and rapidly increasing standards of living in Latin America, Africa, and th...


Mar 26 2018

Will Venezuela's New 'Petro' Cryptocurrency Help Its Economy?

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, announced the creation of a Venezuelan cryptocurrency called the “Petro.” Petro will help achieve monetary sovereignty, make financial transactions, and most important, fight inflation and overcome the financial blockade. This article discusses the advanta...


Mar 12 2018

Protecting Farmers in Emerging Markets with Blockchain

Agriculture is a resource-intensive sector with high externalities - it accounts for 70% of global freshwater use, 38% of global land area, and 14% of total greenhouse gas emissions. With growing concerns around climate change and economic uncertainty, there is a greater need for platforms that prot...


Feb 26 2018

Progressing Towards an Equal and Growing Latin America

Progressive tax reform is a historically underutilized fiscal policy tool, but informed persons should demand structural changes to the distribution of income, starting at the local level and adopting potentially beneficial policy changes across the developing world.





Dec 12 2017

Tencent, the rising Chinese Investment Holding Conglomerate

Tencent provides media, entertainment, payment systems, online advertising services, and internet and mobile phone value-added services internationally. Tencent’s unique, diversified platforms create an ecosystem that links social media, games, media, and messaging. At a market capitalization of $49...


Nov 20 2017

Flipkart and Indian E-Commerce

The three main takeaways from the Flipkart presentation were: 1) the Indian e-commerce industry is projected to grow substantially in the coming years; 2) the high fixed costs inherent to e-commerce lead to an industry characterized by large economies of scale; and 3) it remains to be seen who will...


“I enjoy the opportunity to be part of cohort of brilliant EMI fellows and learning a lot from their experience."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - Anna Poplasky, AMBA '17

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