GDP Center Seeking Applications for 2023 Summer in the Field Fellowship

The GDP Center Summer in the Field Fellowship Program provides stipends to a select group of qualified BU Masters and/or Ph.D. students to participate in unpaid internships or field research for a dissertation project related to GDP Center’s mission of advancing policy-oriented research for financial stability, human well-being and environmental sustainability across the globe.

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Year In Review: 2022 Highlights from the Pardee School

In 2022, the Pardee School went through numerous big changes, welcomed new members to our community, and set the stage for a period of substantial progress as we approach our second decade as stewards of global studies education at BU. As the New Year approaches, we want to highlight some of the biggest stories and moments from the year. 

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Grimes and Lee Publish Article Exploring Impact of South Korea’s Developmental Legacy

Professor Grimes and Yaechan Lee show that in times of economic stress, the NPS has shifted its investments to support state objectives of financial stabilization rather than profit maximization, demonstrating the ways in which developmentalist legacies live long after their official mandates have changed.

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Greenacre Leading Development of Blockchain-Based Application to Support African Farmers

The project aims to better support Hello Tractor’s mission of supporting farmers in Africa and, by extension, helping feed the world into the 21st century. Insights from the project could also support the work of other firms trying to provide healthcare, clean energy, and other services to rural communities.

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GDP Center Paper Explains Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Indonesia

Chinese investment in Indonesia is unique from other BRI projects, as it’s concentrated in the environmentally sensitive sectors of the metals industry and infrastructure. This GDP Center research compares the environmental risks between FDI projects and identifies Indigenous communities that may be impacted by multiple risks

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GDP Center Researchers Examine Legal Fees Associated With Climate Adaptation Efforts

The researchers find legal claims from oil and gas investors in response to government actions to limit fossil fuels could reach $340 billion, which would divert critical public finance from essential mitigation and adaptation efforts to the pockets of fossil fuel industry investors.

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Gallagher and Kozul-Wright Argue for Re-Orientation of Global Economic Systems

In their remarks, Gallagher and Kozul-Wright outline the motivation and purpose of the new book – “The Case for a New Bretton Woods” – which is to call for a global discussion to realign global economic institutions for our collective climate, social and development goals.

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