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Claudia Goldin and the Power of the Pill
October 24, 2023
I was thrilled when I read last week that Claudia Goldin had won the Nobel Prize in Economics. I have never met her but you could say I discovered her 20 years ago when her 2003 study with Lawrence Katz entitled “The Power of the Pill: Oral Contraceptives and Women’s Career and Marriage Decisions” w...
A GPG Window at the World Bank: With its Own Governance
May 22, 2023
The climate mitigation work is an urgent development mission. The world has probably already lost the battle to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. Even now, millions of people in developing countries are suffering and dying due to natural disasters and sea level rise made worse by past an...
USAID Administrator on a Truly New USAID Health Initiative—Can it Survive?
April 25, 2023
In a speech at CGD, USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced a new USAID initiative: promoting primary health care systems in developing countries. Will this welcomed initiative last beyond her tenure at the agency?
Remembering Dana Hyde, MCC’s Fourth CEO
March 09, 2023
Dana Hyde showed tremendous leadership and wisdom as the fourth head of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), serving for nearly three years during President Obama’s second term. These brief notes on her leadership are our way of providing a tribute to her major contributions to MCC’s effectiv...
A World of Dangerous Debt Limbo
September 14, 2022
In March, the World Bank estimated that a dozen developing countries could default on their debt over the next 12 months. The warning signs are everywhere. Investors have pulled $50 billion from emerging-market bond funds this year, and the debt of nearly one-third of these countries is trading at d...
What We're Reading in Summer 2022
August 29, 2022
We're about a month out from the end of summer here in the Northern hemisphere—and that means one more month to get your summer reading in! CGD's 2022 summer reading list has you covered.
My Talk about CGD “Products” at the NBER Summer Institute
August 18, 2022
I’ve taken pride over the years in CGD’s success as a think-and-do tank in coming up with new “products” (outcomes of think/research) and working with officials around the world to see them adopted and implemented (outcomes of do/outreach and advocacy)). New products that change people’s lives in go...