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A proximity-based measure of industrial clustering

An industrial cluster is a locality with a high concentration of firms in related businesses. Although relatedness and concentration are the two defining features of an industrial cluster, the commonly used measures of clustering often fail to simultaneously…

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The concept of the global hunger index

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally, regionally, and by country. Each year, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores in order to assess progress, or the…

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Global, regional, and national trends

Despite the lower hunger level reflected by the 2015 global GHI score, the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high.

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Armed conflict and the challenge of hunger: Is an end in sight?

News stories and scholarly articles on conflict and hunger are usually pessimistic, assuming both are inevitable parts of the human condition. But a review of trends offers cause for optimism: a potential end to famine and conflict-induced starvation by 2030.

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The patterns of patents in China

journal article Zhuan Xie Xiaobo Zhang The patterns of patents in China The patterns of patents in China Innovations are a key driver of long-term economic growth. There has been an explosion of patent filings in China in the past three decades. But...

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Climate change and water

journal article Claudia Ringler Menaal Ebrahim Climate change and water What can economics tell us? Topics Climate Change Agriculture and Food Production Environment and Natural Resources Water Policy Markets