Archive for the ‘Economic development’ Tag

The Persistence of Poverty

5/20/20, The Indicator (9:08)

Link: https://www.npr.org/2020/05/20/859911696/the-persistence-of-poverty

Teaching Ideas

Summary: Why are some countries rich, and others poor? This episode “digs” into this classic question by looking at the case of Peru and Bolivia and the work Melissa Dell. Her research studies the persistent differences in economic development that can be linked to historical events and economic activity over four hundred years ago. The accompanying Team-Based Learning exercise asks students to put their policy hat on. Detailed Teaching Notes included!

Posted March 13, 2023 by ishanitewari in THE INDICATOR

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Can India become the next high-tech hub?

3/2/23, The Indicator (9:23)

Link: https://www.npr.org/2023/03/02/1160640017/can-india-become-the-next-high-tech-hub

Teaching Ideas

Summary:  The US and India are looking to strengthen their relationship, and fortifying economic ties are at the forefront.  India is competing keenly with China to become the next global manufacturing hub, especially for high-tech semiconductor chips. High value-added manufacturing such as this could be a huge boost in economic growth for India.  But does the country have the “right” ingredients to fuel the next chip boom and boost its growth?

Posted March 9, 2023 by ishanitewari in THE INDICATOR

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Artists vs. AI   Leave a comment

1/30/23, The Indicator (9:00)

Link: https://www.npr.org/2023/01/30/1152653269/artists-vs-ai

Teaching Ideas

Summary:  AI systems like “DALL E 2” can create images based on a description.  Like other types machine learning algorithms, the systems are trained on existing art.  The adoption of this technology to generate and sell art has irked artists who claim that their intellectual property rights are being violated. The podcasts delves into one particular story like this.

Posted February 3, 2023 by ishanitewari in THE INDICATOR

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Shruti Rajagopalan on the Past, Present, and Future of the Indian Economy   Leave a comment

Link: https://macromusings.libsyn.com/shruti-rajagopalan-on-the-past-present-and-future-of-the-indian-economy

Rajagopalan, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center discusses the progress of India’s economy over the years. She compares the size of India’s economy compared the countries such as the U.S. and China, as well as how previous reforms have affected their economy and further reforms in their economy that could improve its development.

Original Air Date: October 19, 2020

Length: 1 hour, 6 minutes