Cornell on Emerging Markets

Informality, socioeconomic development, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and opportunities in Emerging Market Economies

Introduction Informal Employment (IE) is a deep structural socioeconomic issue embedded in all economies and countries worldwide. IE nurtures the informal economy, also known as the informal sector, encompassing all […]

The challenges and opportunities in innovation for the new Brazilian government

Issue NO. 26 By Heloisa Menezes*Three months out from the Brazilian presidential inauguration, the explicit priorities, made evident by the proposals sent to the Congress in the first forty days, […]

MNC-SME Linkages: Insights from Latin America

Issue NO. 25 By Jerry Haar* Multinational corporations (MNCs) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play distinct roles in the global economy. The past three decades have seen an acceleration […]

The State’s Role in Emerging Economy Outward Investments: A comparison between Brazil, China and Korea

Issue NO. 24 By Anne Miroux* Lourdes Casanova** While most emerging economies have long developed clear policies to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), few have adopted proactive policies to support […]

Gender Equality Is Smart Development Economics

Issue NO. 23 By Otaviano Canuto* Brazilian “conditional cash transfers” are small amounts of money distributed by the government directly to very poor households on condition that their children attend […]

Zen Business: an East-Asian-Based Systemic Model on Holistic Management and Sustainability for a Fast-Changing World

Issue NO. 22 By Josep M. Coll* Emerging markets are not only opening new doors of business and economic opportunities, but redefining our understanding of the world and its globalization […]

Bridging Finance and Infrastructure

Issue NO. 21 By Otaviano Canuto and Aleksandra Liaplina* The world economy – and emerging market and developing economies in particular – display a gap between infrastructure needs and its […]

The role of the private sector in consolidating peace in Colombia

ISSUE NO. 20 by Juana García and Juan David Martínez, Universidad de los Andes The implementation of the Havana Agreement, between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas in 2016, […]

Emerging Heavyweights: The Surge of the E20

At the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University, we identify 20 Emerging Markets, which we call E20, which we consider the new “heavyweights” of the world economy—those economies that have […]

Motivations for the Internationalization of Brazilian firms

ISSUE NO. 18 by Fernanda Ribeiro Cahen* and Moacir de Miranda Oliveira Jr.** Brazil was one of the world’s fastest-growing economies from 2000 to 2010, but the boom has appeared […]