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China’s Global Energy Finance Database Cited in TIME

On Friday, November 1, TIME released “China Is Bankrolling Green Energy Projects Around the World“, an article exploring Chinese financing of renewable energy projects around the world. The author, Charlie Campbell, cites “protecting scarce resources, cutting carbon emissions that spur global warming, and boosting energy security by reducing reliance on costly fuel imports,” as the reason […]

Dr. Joseph Harris Publishes New Article, “The Politics of Expanding Healthcare Access to the Poor and Informal Sectors.”

GDP Center Faculty Affiliate Joseph Harris recently published an article in Sociological Forum about how the politics of agenda setting and policy adoption operate in the arena of healthcare reform in the industrializing world. The paper, entitled “The Politics of Expanding Healthcare Access to the Poor and Informal Sectors,” examines the politics of policy adoption in countries that […]

NEW REPORT: Rethinking Trade Treaties & Access to Medicines – Join us for the webinar launch Nov 13!

Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center) established a working group of global scholars to identify the state of the current research, existing gaps in the data, and establishing a policy-oriented research agenda on trade treaties and access to medicines. The working group’s NEW report Rethinking Trade Treaties and Access to Medicines: Toward a Policy-Oriented Research Agenda synthesizes the state of […]

GCI Colloquium: The AIIB – Early Development, Innovations & Future Priorities

Gregory T. Chin, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at York University, presented as part of the GDP Center’s Global China Research Colloquium on Monday, November 4th to a crowd of BU faculty, students, and staff.  In his presentation, titled “The AIIB: Early Development, Innovations and Future Priorities,” Chin explained the reasoning for the […]

GCI Colloquium: Railpolitik – Drivers and Challenges of Chinese Financed African Railways

Yunnan Chen, a PhD Candidate at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, presented as part of the Global Policy Development Center’s GCI Research Colloquium. Her talk, titled “Railpolitik: Drivers and Challenges of Chinese Financed African Railways,” provided a case study concerning the construction of the first electrified railroad in Ethiopia. Chen presents a […]

Gallagher in FT on the IMF in Argentina

Kevin P. Gallagher, Director of the Global Development Policy (GDP) Center and Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, published a recent Op-Ed with Matías Vernengo of Bucknell University on the IMF’s needed change of course regarding Argentina. The Op-Ed, entitled “The IMF’s second chance in Argentina” was published in the […]

HCI Seminar: How do Educational Investments Impact Marriage Market Outcomes?

In our third HCI seminar of the semester, PhD Candidate Fatima Aqeel discussed how investments in education can impact marriage market outcomes in Pakistan. In her talk, entitled “Educational Investments and Marriage Market Outcomes: Evidence from Pakistan,” Aqeel notes that prior to 1992, women faced two serious barriers of entry to the field of medicine: a 20%  […]

GDP Center Hosts AIIB President Jin Liqun for Seminar on Multilateral Approaches to Development

The Global Development Policy (GDP) Center hosted a lecture on Friday, October 18, 2019 with the President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun on multilateral approaches to development. President Jin Liqun is a Chinese politician, banker, and professor who formerly served as the Chairman of China International Capital Corporation, the Vice President of the Asian Development Bank, and […]

Gallagher Appointed to Co-Chair Policy Study on Greening the BRI

Kevin Gallagher, Director of the Global Development Policy (GDP) Center and Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, has been appointed co-chair of a special policy study on “Greening the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).” The study is sponsored by the China Council for International Cooperation and Development (CCICED), at China’s Ministry […]