Does the impact of foriegn aid depend on the donor? byUCDspirePosted onDecember 27, 2012 SPIRe’s Dr. Samuel Brazys provides evidence in a forthcoming paper in the Review of International Political Economy that the impact of so-called “Aid for Trade” programs in the developing world depends on which donor country is providing the assistance. Testing across 19 of the OECD donor countries Dr. Brazys finds varying levels of impact of Aid for Trade on recipient country exports. Programs from France, Japan, Norway, the UK, the United States and others are associated with a positive impact on recipient country exports while programs from...
By Saksith Saiyasombut Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited Germany and France last week, her first visit to Europe since she took office a year ago. While the trip was primarily aimed at improving economic ties and regaining confidence among investors from the two most important economies in the European Union for the Thai government,...
The Fukushima disaster put nuclear power under the microscope throughout the world. But in the aftermath of the worst nuclear incident in 25 years, countries acted differently. Some stopped to reconsider their nuclear programs, while others pushed on with vigor. A few nations reacted sharply against nuclear, especially Japan, where the disaster occurred. As of...
I have lived in Germany for almost 20 years now and I have favourite places that I visit every year. One of them is the hilly wine-growing area of Rheingau, along the Middle Rhine (river) where the EBS Business School lies smack in the middle of it all. Five kilometres from the EBS, i.e. the...
Hotel Gal sees the world
Selamat siang (good afternoon) from Kuala Lumpur! A lot has happened since my last post; for starters, I got a job … and an apartment!
After settling into KL life, Kim and I both had a few interviews lined up. I scored on my third interview with a hotel close to the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) – letʼs call it Hotel Bintang*. Youʼre ʻlookingʼ at their new Housekeeping Attendant! Itʼs a pretty swanky business hotel and I just have to clean the guest rooms. Itʼs...
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