Economics

Eco-Footprints of Nations

New research examines the environmental impact of wealthy nations on middle and poor income nations as well as the reverse. Thara Srinivasan of the Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab (PEaCE) finds that the cost of the damage done by wealthy nations to poor nations exceeds the amount of their debts. Environmental impact was measured by looking at a number of factors including climate change, ozone depletion, and deforestation.

Penn GDI Annual Forum 2008

Penn GDI is pleased to announce its Second Annual Forum, April 10-11, 2008.
The topic is HIGHER EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, in the context of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


Keynote speakers will include: Jorge Balan (OISE/CEDES, Argentina), Cigdem Kagiticibasi (Koc University, Turkey), Devesh Kapur (Penn/CASI), Adama Samassekou (Minister of Education, Mali), I.V. SubbaRao (Govt of Andhra Pradesh, India).

In addition, there will be nine panels spread over the two days:

Global Gender Gap Report

From the World Economic Forum, a 2007 report on gender inequity across the globe. Authored by Ricardo Hausmann (Harvard), Laura D. Tyson, (UC Berkeley) and Saadia Zahidi (World Economic Form), the report focuses on four major areas: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, political empowerment, and health and survival.
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