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…

Margaret Docking on Family Planning in Uganda and…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/DockingOnFamilyPlanningUganda.mp3[/mp3] The United Nations' Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) put much emphasis on health, and infant and maternal health at that. Unfortunately, however, it is the maternal health goal -- goal 5 (Improve Maternal health) --…

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…