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With great pleasure we share a new 2018 book by former TCLab Fellow Jose Eustaquio Vieira Filho and the esteemed Albert Fishlow:  "Agriculture and industry in Brazil: innovation and competitiveness". Published by the Institute for Applied Economics Research (IPEA)

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Where is transnational trade determined? An analysis of development priorities and EU-India trade pacts

The Indo-Swiss Scholars' Exchange Grant, Funded by: The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)

Indo-Swiss Joint Research Programme in the Social Sciences

India, many claim, is over-regulated. But Delhi shows how little the economy is regulated where it counts. From coal to construction debris, agriculture, transportation to waste industries, this is an industrial de-regulation crisis.

Also, read Read Alok Jha in the Guardian

Delhi's air pollution is causing a health crisis. So, what can be done?

 

A new report

from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation published in the Christian Science Monitor analyzes the US labor market from 1850 to the present and finds that we are in an era of unprecedented calm. And that's not good.

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In 2016 two talks were given in the US's agricultural heartland, Iowa. Iowa is the hub for biotech research and economic development pressures in "new" manufacturing.

The talks were held in the Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and at the City and Community Planning program at the Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames.

 

“Scarcity-induced innovations should not be equated with ‘appropriate technologies’ or products of ‘frugal engineering’, ‘reverse engineering’ or other such frameworks.”

Technological innovations can transform the lives of those who are able to take advantage of them. But many children, particularly in developing countries, remain excluded from their benefits. Reorienting innovation towards inclusion begins with recognizing unconventional pathways to innovation

UNICEF SOWC 2015 (Srinivas)

But health technologies have indeed transformed the industry, allowed several developing countries immense gains in healthcare, and for most industrilizing economies, opportunity for patients and welfre states to buy into wider technology options.

See TCLab-related research on the health industry, where industrial policy plays a critical role in how cheap or expensive healthcare is. Read the award-winning book Market Menagerie by Smita Srinivas.

Theo Papaioannou and Smita Srinivas

analyze value-neutrality more closely among 'Schools' of neo-Schumpeterian evolutionary scholars.

 

 

Srinivas, S. (forthcoming, 2017) “Evolutionary Demand, Innovation, Development” in D. Nathan, S. Sarkar, and M. Tewari (Eds). Upgrading and Innovation in Global Value Chains in Asia (Cambridge University Press);

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