In light of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, we update our review of studies relating to earlier games and their local and national economic impacts.
2016 study in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that provides one of the most comprehensive analyses to date of the many fluid dimensions of population movement across societies.
2016 report from the Congressional Research Service that outlines the key components of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
2015 research brief exploring anti-Olympics activism in its many forms and its affects on host cities by Jules Boykoff, Pacific University, Oregon and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2015 study from Stanford, Cornell and others on patterns of global social networks and how underlying data reveal distinct civilizations, despite borderless portrayals of cyberspace.
2015 paper from Harvard's Shorenstein Center exploreing the increasing need for, and impact of, global collaborations among news outlets to investigate complex stories.
2015 report from the Congressional Research Service detailing key issues relating to virtual currencies, related trends and unanswered questions.
2015 study from World Bank researchers on the prevalence of formal financial services in the lives of Africans and the characteristics of persons who use banking services of various kinds.
2014 research review on how technology will increasingly break down labor into component parts and related economic and employment outcomes.
December 2014 survey research from the Harvard Kennedy School showing patterns of public opinion about global leaders; based on a survey of 26,000 respondents across 30 nations.
2015 research brief on the potential costs and benefits of international free-trade agreements, by Harley Shaiken of U.C. Berkeley and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2014 paper in the
Annual Review of Law and Social Science that explores current debates and findings relating to the area of human trafficking.
2014 study in the
International Journal of Public Opinion Research on attitudes toward the United States in sub-Saharan Africa and why, overall, they tend to be more positive that in many other parts of the world.
2013 research in
The Lancet synthesizes the findings of major studies on the role of global processed-food conglomerates in the spread of obesity, diabetes and other diseases.
2014 report from the United Nations noting general progress but also highlighting a slowdown in the rate of poverty alleviation and development.