This paper examines the impact of population growth on global climate change. The author employs the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) to estimate the effects of population growth on the global average temperature by 2100.
A new CEPR paper the Brazilian Economy in Transition, describes how poverty, inequality and unemployment have been significantly reduced over the past 10 years. This was achieved through increased social spending, a high minimum wage and supportive macroeconomic policies. Mark Weisbrot highlights the paper's key findings in an op-ed in The Guardian.
The economy added 321,00 jobs in November, the strongest gain since 2012. The gains were widely spread across sectors in a generally positive report. And while wages reported rose by 9 cents, nominal wage growth remains low for the recovery.More in the latest Jobs Byte
A new report by economists David Rosnick and Mark Weisbrot debunks the oft-cited 'commodities boom' explanation for Latin America's faster economic growth in recent years. Higher export prices allowed countries to avoid current account imbalances, but faster growth was achieved through other factors, such as successful macro-economic policy choices.