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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Preferential Trade Agreements Enhance Global Trade at the Expense of Its Resilience

Feb. 16, 2017 — The global commodity trade is a complex system where its network structure, which may arise from bilateral and multilateral agreements, affects its growth and resilience. At time of economic shocks, ... read more

Early Warning System Flags Global Financial Crises

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial ... read more

Psychological 'Recipe' Identified for Viral Campaigns Such as Ice Bucket Challenge

Feb. 13, 2017 — New work focusing on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge reveals very brief shelf life of such viral campaigns, and suggests the nature of ‘virality’ and social tipping points themselves may be a ... read more

Don't Smile Too Big to Be Effective in Online Marketing Ads, Study Funds

Jan. 24, 2017 — A new study has found that the level of smile intensity in marketing photos influences how consumers perceive the marketer's competence and warmth, which can lead to different results depending ... read more

Financial Ties Between Researchers and Drug Industry Linked to Positive Trial Results

Jan. 17, 2017 — Financial ties between researchers and companies that make the drugs they are studying are independently associated with positive trial results, suggesting bias in the evidence base, concludes a ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Crowdfunding platforms, such as Kickstarter, have opened a funding spigot to startups in regions that have suffered from a venture capital drought, a new study ... read more

Postdoc Jobs in Biomedicine Don't Yield Positive Returns in the Labor Market

Jan. 10, 2017 — Postdoc jobs don't yield a positive return in the labor market, research has concluded. Additionally, the investigators found that these positions likely cost graduates roughly three years' ... read more

Fiscal Incentives May Help in Fight to Reduce Gas Emissions in Developing Countries

Feb. 6, 2017 — Fiscal policies introduced by governments in developing countries can have a significant effect on lowering harmful carbon emissions and help counties with fulfilling their commitments under the ... read more

Whistleblowers Make a Difference

Jan. 3, 2017 — Firms that were targeted by an employee whistleblower engaged in significantly less financial misreporting and tax aggressiveness for at least two years past the allegation, according to a new ... read more

Five Areas for Givers to ‘look Within and Without’ When Choosing Charities, Causes to Support

Dec. 13, 2016 — As they choose charities or causes to support during the holiday season, givers should consider five key areas – Gratitude, Passion, Need, Impact and Resources – as they look “within and ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Mobile-money services have had notable long-term effects on poverty reduction in Kenya -- especially among female-headed households -- and have inspired a surprising occupation shift among women, ... read more

Economists Examined US Legal Cannabis Sector to Gauge Value of Banking Services

Dec. 1, 2016 — Despite the many innovative services in the digital age, conventional banking remains important to newly-established businesses; banking cannot yet be replaced by online financial services such as ... read more

Physician Retools the Case for Housing First to End Homelessness

Dec. 1, 2016 — Authors of a new article recommend a new case be made for housing to end homelessness, emphasizing benefits and de-emphasizing problematic cost-savings ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — Respondents to an online survey of 3,000 homeowners in Florida, Texas and California said reducing the price of water-efficient equipment would be the most effective strategy to successfully conserve ... read more

Donations: The Neediest Case… or the Prettiest Face?

Nov. 29, 2016 — On Giving Tuesday, holiday donation campaigns launch into high gear, with various year-end appeals supporting a whole array of causes. But how do people decide where to donate their money?  They ... read more

Why Conservation Fails

Nov. 28, 2016 — To meet the Paris Agreement, northern leaders at COP22 should commit to paying for forest protection, say experts in a new ... read more

Mapping out Ways to Pay for Climate-Related Loss, Damage

Nov. 9, 2016 — New work clarifies a key article of the Paris Agreement and assesses options that can help pay for the losses and damages climate change will ... read more

Carefully Chosen Wording Can Increase Donations by Over 300 Percent

Nov. 8, 2016 — Small changes in the wording of a fundraising letter can increase donations by over 300 percent, new study based on the psychology of sympathy has ... read more

Death Vs. Another Hospital Stay: Study Suggests Medicare Should Weigh Them Equally When Paying Hospitals

Oct. 27, 2016 — Medicare should focus more on how well hospitals do at actually keeping patients alive during the first 30 days after a hospitalization, in addition to how well they do at keeping patients from being ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Only a small share of Congolese villagers is the driving force behind most of the deforestation. They're not felling trees to feed their families, but to increase their quality of life. These ... read more

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