A recent study found 12 million refugees are living in just 10 of the world’s 193 countries. Those 10 countries have a combined GDP of less than 2.5% of the world’s total, creating a highly unstable situation. We look at why the burden of hosting refugees is unequally distributed, and we explore the real economic effects of hosting refugees.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at two good interviews about the UE-US Data Privacy Shield, a government takeover of Turkey’s largest newspaper, and how the current whisky boom is leading to a single malt drought.
In this week's Global Glance we look at how the strong US dollar is hurting and helping US businesses, DraftKings' deals with three UK soccer teams, and a summary of important Zika information.
In this week's Global Glance we look at Turkish and Russian expats in the wake of November’s jet-downing incident, why the US Export-Import bank is back in business (for now), and a content goldmine for econ nerds.
In this week's Global Glance we look at tipping practices around the world, how instability can create opportunity in emerging markets, and Soho House’s successful international expansion.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at a daily fantasy sports leader expanding globally, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders on corporate inversions, and Istanbul’s alley cats.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at the lasting effects of Japan’s 2011 tsunami, Starbucks’ expansion into sub-Saharan Africa, and a great Instagram account from a Turkish photographer.
IKEA ready-to-assemble Swedish furniture warehouse is coming to greater Jakarta.
Shipments of smart devices to Mexico– PCs, tablets, and smartphones–grew 46% last year.
These are but two examples of why MINT is the latest buzz acronym for armchair traveling economists. MINT – Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey