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Uri Dadush
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Uri Dadush is a senior associate in Carnegie’s International Economics Program.

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Brazil's Economic Future

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 6:06 PM

It was probably the great Stefan Zweig, who escaped to Brazil from Nazi persecution only to take his own life, who coined the expression, Brazil, the country of the future. Cynics, critical of Brazil's unfulfilled promise, like to say that Brazil is the country of the future and always will...

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How to Adapt for Tomorrow's Jobs: An Open Letter to My Niece and Nephew

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 1:26 PM

Dear Rebecca and David,

I am going to be frank: Getting a good job is going to be a lot tougher for you than it was for those of my generation. When I started work 40 years ago, the well-educated and motivated youngster still enjoyed a big advantage -- even...

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Lessons of Lampedusa

(4) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 4:57 PM

In Lampedusa ten days ago, the air was not only full of the stench of the decaying bodies of drowned Africans -- men, women, and children -- it reeked of hypocrisy. Having set up impassable bureaucratic barriers even for those desperately seeking asylum, Italian politicians bemoaned the loss...

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The Limits of Philanthropy

(4) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 3:14 PM

What do Mark Zuckerberg, inventor of Facebook; Ted Turner, founder of CNN; and George Lucas, Director of Star Wars, have in common? All three are billionaires who have signed "The Giving Pledge."

This is a promise that they will give at least half of their fortune to philanthropic...

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Obama's Second-Term Agenda and the Global Economy

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 2:33 PM

Tuesday's State of the Union address, the first of President Obama's second term, provided an important opportunity to set the new administration's agenda. The overwhelming emphasis will be on domestic issues and among those, job growth and social inclusion -- rather than, for example, deficit reduction. As Obama...

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The End of Work?

(4) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 5:13 PM

The persistence of 8 percent unemployment three years into an economic recovery has stoked fear that new technologies and increased trade have permanently reduced the demand for American labor. These concerns about permanent job shortages are largely unfounded. However, the quality of new jobs created and the big...

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Dr. Kim Comes to the World Bank

(6) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 12:34 PM

Economic growth or income redistribution? To alleviate poverty, which of the two should be given priority? Should governments invest in expanding the electricity grid to power new, job-producing private companies or use the money to subsidize health and education for the poor? It is an old, sterile, and ideologically charged...

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