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Study Shows Hydropower’s Surprising Downsides

A groundbreaking paper based on a collaborative project between IFPRI and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign finds hydropower and irrigation often come into direct competition. 

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For Growth to Continue, China Must Innovate

While China’s unprecedented late-20 th century growth was fueled by low labor costs and an enormous labor force, that easy growth is ending, argues a new article in the Journal of Economic Perspectives. “From ‘Made in China’ to ‘Innovated in China:’…

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Report Shows Chinese Home Prices Inflated by Marriage Competition

The rapid rise of home prices in many Chinese provinces can most readily be explained by the drive to attract a prospective sexual partner, finds a new analysis from the International Food Policy Research Institute. “Home Ownership as Status…

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Research Presents Road Map for Agriculture as Nepal Adopts Federalism

Adjusting Nepal’s complex agricultural economy to the federalist system laid out by the new constitution will require some adjustment, but a new paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) proposes several policy measures to…

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Study: Climate Change Driving South Americans to Urban Areas

Temperature fluctuations spurred more migration among women than men Cold weather drove nearly three times as much migration as warm weather Drawing from over 21 million Census records, the study allows for interpretations at the national level and over…

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