economics

Summer 2022Analysis2022

EU and US Funding Influences Regional Development in West Africa and Central America through Migration Management

The European Union and the United States are both experiencing increasingly deadly migration crises at their southern borders. From 2000 to 2020, cases of missing or dead migrants are estimated at over 39,000 people in the Mediterranean and around 7,000 people along the U.S.-Mexico border, although humanitarian agencies believe the actual number is much higher.

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September 2021Opinion

China’s Authoritarianism Facilitates Economic Growth Amid COVID-19

Despite being the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, China’s swift and strict response to the pandemic allegedly led to a 2.3 percent increase in GDP in the year 2020, reports NPR. The pandemic posed a unique challenge for the communist government, but not an unmanageable one. Leaning into authoritarian tactics, the Chinese government  was able to fight the virus while simultaneously building back its economy.

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International NewsU.S.

Fed Sustains Interest Rates, Stuns Global Markets

According to CNN, Ms. Yellen cited economic slowdowns abroad, especially the recent downturn of the Chinese economy. “The situation abroad bears close watching. Heightened concerns about growth in China and other emerging market economies have led to notable volatility in financial markets,” she said.

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