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The Chinese cities that trade built

Easy access to foreign markets, unimpeded by tariffs and quotas, is considered to be an important contributor to economic growth and development, particularly for emerging economies. Less well understood is the role of uncertainty in market access (that is, uncertainty about tariffs and quotas that may be applied in the future by trade partners) in driving economic outcomes.

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    Oil booms attract mostly men, but women flock to newly created service jobs

Oil booms attract mostly men, but women flock to newly created service jobs

Across the world, there are big differences in the extent to which women are involved in the labour force compared with men. In 2005, for example, female labour force participation rates stood at 68% in the United States, 53% in Indonesia and less than 20% in Saudi Arabia. These differences have serious consequences: women enjoy substantial benefits when gainfully employed; […]