Many of us have experienced the frustration of idling in long lines of traffic, inching forward at what seems like an interminable rate. Unfortunately, traffic congestion like this is a daily occurrence in many of the world’s fastest growing cities, such as Mexico City, Bangkok, Istanbul, and Rio de Janeiro.
This blog publishes stories and ideas from the members of the Environment for Development initiative.
If you’re looking to replace your washing machine, have no fear: at least one major retailer stocks six different types of washers, with eight different sets of features, from nine different brands.
About 40% of the human population, or about 2.8 billion people, find commercial fuels like electricity and gas inaccessible, too expensive or too irregularly supplied to use for cooking and heating (Smith et al., 2013; IEA, 2012). Instead, they rely on solid fuels like coal, fuelwood, dung and charcoal that are combusted inside their homes.
Kailin Kroetz, James N. Sanchirico, Julio Peña Torres, David Corderi Novoa
Why are economists, like lawyers and proctologists, universally loved and admired? One reason is our penchant for highlighting the perverse unintended consequences of public policies, particularly policies that ignore behavioral responses.