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Stranded Fossil-Fuel Assets Translate into Major Losses for Investors in Advanced Economies

Working Paper, October 2021 |

Gregor Semieniuk, Philip B. Holden, Jean-Francois Mercure, Pablo Salas, Hector Pollitt, Katharine Jobson, Pim Vercoulen, Unnada Chewpreecha, Neil Edwards, Jorge Vinuales
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Impact of U.S. THRIVE Program at Congressional District Levels

Research Report, September 2021 |

Robert Pollin, Shouvik Chakraborty, Caitlin Kline, Gregor Semieniuk
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Mapping Religion, Space, and Economic Outcomes in Indian Cities

Working Paper, August 2021 |

Sripad Motiram, Vamsi Vakulabharanam
Sripad Motiram and Vamsi Vakulabharanam deploy a socio-spatial approach and use a spatially representative survey in Hyderabad and Mumbai to analyze the relation between city, space, and religion. They identify poor-ghettos and elite-enclaves in Hyderabad and Mumbai. In both cities, ghettos have a high proportion of Muslims, while enclaves are dominated by non-Muslim inhabitants. Ghettoization of Muslims is far more pronounced in Hyderabad than in Mumbai. A key finding on the relation between city space and religion is that compared to segregated neighborhoods, mixed (“grayer”) neighborhoods produce better economic outcomes like lower poverty.
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When Governments Fail: A Pandemic and Its Aftermath

Book, August 2021 |

Vikas Rawal, Jayati Ghosh, C.P. Chandrasekhar
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Beyond Neoliberal Trade

Commentary, August 2021 |

Arjun Jayadev, Josh Mason
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In “Hindutva, Economic Neoliberalism and the Abuse of Economic Statistics in India,” Jayati Ghosh describes how, at first sight, Prime Minister Modi’s unabashedly pro-big capital agenda could seem contradictory to his politics of hatred that severely disrupt economic growth. However, the ability of the government to persuade the public that the economy is doing well serves the neoliberal agenda by taming the resentment of the poor and enabling further concentration of wealth. The manipulation and/or destruction of the statistical system are decisive to the Modi government’s project.
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