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World in Focus Briefs

Research and Policy Insights from Einaudi Experts

Explore recent research publications and op-eds by our faculty. Their global perspectives help put our world in focus.

Magnus Fiskesjö has published a chapter on the politics of labeling genetic populations in China in a new open-access book, Critical Perspectives on Ancient DNA, from MIT Press.
Twenty-seven of every 1,000 babies and children in India die due to exposure to indoor air pollution, according to new research findings from Arnab Basu (SAP) and Nancy Chau.  
"The new excavations give us a sense of how much still remains to be found," says Caitlín Barrett, Einaudi seed grant recipient and co-director of Cornell University's Casa della Regina Carolina (CRC) Project at Pompeii.
When it comes to romance, classics professor Michael Fontaine (IES) thinks some of the best tips come from looking back—way back.
GPV fellow Alexandra Dufresne argues universities should protect free speech by weighing immigration costs for international student protesters.
In The Hill, CRADLE director Kaushik Basu argues for Congressional approval of a much-anticipated pandemic agreement. He writes, "It is imperative that global cooperation trump nationalist attitudes."
Magnus Fiskesjö has published a chapter on the Wa ethnic group in a new volume, Chasing Traces: History and Ethnography in the Uplands of Socialist Asia, edited by Pierre Petit and Jean Michaud.
Robert Hockett recently published a paper, The "Socialization of Investment," in CRADLE's new open-access Law and Economics Papers series.
In an op-ed in The Hill, Allen Carlson (EAP) describes how U.S. electoral math could undermine already delicate relations with China: "Biden and Trump will be viewing China ... via the looking glass of how to win the White House."
Eswar Prasad (SAP) analyzes economic growth in the United States, India, and China in this April op-ed: "The adverse effects of economic nationalism and trade protectionism are likely to hit smaller developing countries the hardest."