Markus Brueckner (U of Adelaide) on Economic Growth,…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/BruchnerMarkus_AidAndGrowth.mp3[/mp3] [caption id="attachment_271" align="alignright" width="148" caption="Markus Brueckner (University of Adelaide)"][/caption] Markus Brueckner is a senior lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Adelaide, and has research interests including economic growth, political economy and applied…

Paul Raschky (Monash University) on where Foreign Aid…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/110411-RaschkyOnLightAndForeignAid.mp3[/mp3] [caption id="attachment_203" align="alignright" width="100" caption="Dr Paul Raschky"][/caption] For some, foreign aid, is the only great hope for ending poverty in the very poor nations of our world, whilst for others, foreign aid is a…

Stefan Dercon (Oxford) on Risks, Farming & Poverty…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/110404-DerconStefan_OnEthiopiaAndPovertyTraps.mp3[/mp3] [caption id="attachment_203" align="alignright" width="98"] Prof. Stefan Dercon[/caption] Why do the poor in Africa suffer so terribly from drought and other natural disasters? Is this simply bad luck, or perhaps bad decision-making? .. Or does…

Briefing: Explaining the North African Uprisings: the (lost)…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/AfricanUprisings.mp3[/mp3] Special Guest writer, Jeremy Kamil, brings us a fascinating piece on the recent uprisings in Northern Africa. The key question Jeremy addresses is, 'Why these nations, and why now?' Whilst many in the press…

Peter Neal (UNSW) on Carbon Capture and Storage

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/PeterNealOnCCS.mp3[/mp3] Dr Peter Neal is a research associate at the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (otherwise known as the CO2 CRC), and is located in the School of Petroleum Engineering at the University…

Matt Chamberlain (CSIRO) on Ocean Modelling and Climate…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/ChamberlainOnOceanModelling.mp3[/mp3] Listen to CSIRO research scientist Dr Matt Chamberlain -- he gives an excellent description of how oceans and the climate interact, and how modern scientific methods are used to try and understand this interaction.…

Cobus de Swardt on Transparency International and the…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/CobusDeSwardtOnCorruption.mp3[/mp3] Cobus de Swardt is the Managing Director of Transparency International (TI) which is well known for producing the annual Corruption Perceptions Index which ranks 180 countries on a scale of 0 to 10 for…

Africa has to find its own road to…

(Thanks to Ben Hirons) With respect of Dambisa Moyo's thoughts on Dead Aid here is another President of an African nation, this time, Paul Kagame of Rwanda making a case for leading Africa out of…