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 […]

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 […]

Emerging Market Currency Downfall and its Effect on Emerging Economies

by Nicolas Clavijo Emerging market currencies are rapidly falling due to a combination of internal pressures and the end of post-crisis stimulus measures implemented by the central banks in advanced […]

Brazil: An Amazing Taste of South America

by Bright Botchway, MBA ’19 “Obrigado” and football facts were the two main things I armed myself with as I set off for Brazil from Paris to join my colleagues […]

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 […]

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 […]

Southeast Asia and its startup economy

by Audi Prabowo , MBA ’18 Home to more than 650 million people spread across 11 countries, Southeast Asia has seen an uptick in trade since the end of the […]

Juan Valdez: An Emerging Multinational

by Nicholas Deaton, Anish Kumar, Nicholas Quigley, Cornell Tech MBA ’18 Juan Valdez Cafe can trace its roots back to December 12, 2002, when the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de […]

A Closer Look at China

by James Tseng, AMBA ’18 China’s nominal GDP surpassed that of Japan in 2010, becoming the second largest economy in the world. In 2017, China’s annual GDP growth rate surpassed […]