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Ethiopia and the Demographic Dividend

Despite the challenges of population growth, Ethiopia is on the path to a population age structure suitable to experience a demographic… Read more »

South Korea’s Demographic Dividend: A Success Story

In our blog post “What is the Demographic Dividend?” we explored the benefits that may result when a country’s age… Read more »

What is the Demographic Dividend?

In simple terms, the demographic dividend is the economic growth that may result from changes to a country’s age structure, due to… Read more »

February 20th is the World Day of Social Justice

Social justice is the vision that everyone deserves equal opportunities and equal social, economic, and political rights. In 2007, the… Read more »

Teaching Economics with the Holidays

‘Tis the season for good cheer, family togetherness, and list of gifts to give as well as to receive. Wish… Read more »


GDP vs. GPI: How to Measure Human Welfare

Last month, we wrote about the limitations of GDP (gross domestic product) as an indication of a country’s welfare. We… Read more »


What Is Social Justice?

February 20th is the World Day of Social Justice, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly. Today we recognize… Read more »

Japan’s Aging Population: 4 Reasons Why This is Good News

Some economists think that an inverted triangle shaped population pyramid is scary. Conventional wisdom has been that when a country has a… Read more »


Why GDP Calculations Fall Short, and How To Achieve Sustainable Economics

Since the end of WWII, the GDP (gross domestic product) has been the definitive measurement of a country’s economic growth… Read more »