2013 research in The Lancet synthesizes the findings of major studies on the role of global processed-food conglomerates in the spread of NCDs such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
2014 research review on how technology will increasingly break down labor into component parts and related economic and employment outcomes.
2014 report from the United Nations noting general progress but also highlighting a slowdown in the rate of poverty alleviation and development.
2014 selection of videos of academic researchers discussing the long-term impacts of demographic changes, both globally and in the United States.
2014 study from Stanford and Georgetown demonstrating that attitudes toward immigration are seldom driven by economic factors and are more likely explained by cultural factors.
2014 paper in OECD Social, Employment, and Migration Working Papers on the rise of top earners among wealthy, developed countries.
2013 study from Harvard, Wellesley and Johns Hopkins Universities on the varied effects of skilled immigration on employment and native workers.
2014 interview with Richard Locke, of MIT and Brown University, who studies global labor and corporate responsibility issues.
December 2013 study in International Studies Quarterly with a new view on the persistence of American power, supported by new data analysis.
In the light of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we review studies relating to earlier games and their local and national impacts.