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Economic Development

Coalition of the Developing: Can regional trade agreements on the African continent lead to development?

Mary Katherine Lederer was a 2018-2019 Young Scholar Awards Program recipient. She attended the University of Notre Dame and majored in economics and political science. Still struggling to attain stable political regimes, sound economic institutions, and greater...

Economic Growth or Environmental Sustainability: Do We Have to Choose?

As the effects of climate change are becoming a reality for many around the developing world, finding solutions to support sustainable development is an absolute necessity. Those on the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder face the worst effects of climate change, and...

Resurrected Aid: Why There is Still Hope for Aid in Africa

The distribution of aid to developing countries in Africa is a contentious issue among economists and international policymakers. While giving aid to poverty-stricken countries may be seen as a generous act, it has been argued that doing so is not sustainable and does...