Globalisation and the European disease
The effects of globalization on the European labor market are studied. It is shown that trade liberalization provides Europe with opportunities to benefit from the improved international division of labor and availability of new technologies. However, European officials must first reform existing structural policies to create flexible labor markets that can respond to changes resulting from the international distribution of labor.
Publication Name: De Economist
Unlocking the Secrets of Genetic Disease
Scientists are moving closer to perfecting prenatal diagnosis of genetic disease. Molecular biologists have developed tools to identify which genes or proteins are at fault. There is a battery of enzymes capable of cutting up DNA. A library is being compiled of genetic-disease markers. In 1983, breakthroughs were found for Huntington's chorea and Duchenne's muscular dystrophy.
Publication Name: Economist
The 'Dutch Disease': A Disease After All?
The proper handling of excessive oil revenues is examined. A country must build up the non-oil producing sector of the economy. Excessive consumption leads to an unbalanced economy. Technological progress should be emphasized through a learn-by-doing program to increase industrial development. Alternately, oil revenues may be used to accumulate foreign assets.
Publication Name: Economic Journal
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