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  • Timothy A. Wise commented in InterAmerican Dialogue’s Latin American Advisor newsletter as an invited respondent in their “Featured Q&A” on “Will public-private partnerships aid agribusiness in the region?” (Read the article.)
  • Timothy A. Wise was interviewed by KRLD radio in Dallas Feb. 8, 2011, about NAFTA's impacts on agriculture in Mexico and the effects on Mexican migration to the United States.
  • In a letter delivered on January 31, 2011, more than 250 economists urged the Obama administration to reform U.S. trade rules that restrict the use of capital controls. GDAE researcher Kevin P. Gallagher and Sarah Anderson, director of the Institute for Policy Studies Global Economy Project, initiated the statement. Read the full statement.
  • On January 6, 2011 GDAE Senior Researcher Kevin P. Gallagher gave a lecture to Mexican Senators, Congresspersons, and business executives on China's challenge to Mexico at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
  • Timothy A. Wise and GDAE co-director William Moomaw were part of a five-member group of panelists/judges for an MIT student project, "Mission 2014: Feeding the World," which was presented at MIT December 1, 2010.
  • On November 9, 2010 KPFK Radio in Los Angeles interviewed Kevin Gallagher about his new book with Roberto Porzecanski, The Dragon in the Room and about the recently concluded G-20 summit. Listen to the interview.
  • Kevin P. Gallagher's work on China's role in Latin America was quoted in a Financial Times article on September 12, 2010.
  • Kevin P. Gallagher's article, "The China Syndrome," appeared in the August 12, 2010 issue of Latin Trade. Gallagher presents China's complex role in Latin America, based on his forthcoming book with Roberto Porzecanski, The Dragon in the Room.
  • GDAE Research Fellow Roberto Porzecanski launched his book on Uruguay's negotiations with the US on trade and investment agreements June 8, 2010 in Montevideo in a high profile event at the Ministry of External Relations.  The book, No Voy en Tren: Uruguay y las perspectivas de un TLC con Estados Unidos (2000-2010) (Not On Board: Uruguay and the Prospects for a Free Trade Agreement with the United States, 2000-2010), received prominent media coverage, including articles in El Pais, Brecha, and Busqueda, one of Uruguay's leading weekly magazines, as well as online coverage and an video interview with El Espectador.
  • Timothy Wise was quoted extensively in a feature article in the July 5, 2010 issue of The Nation, "Retreat to Subsistence," on the plight of Mexico's indigenous corn farmers under NAFTA. The article includes an excellent summary of the controversy over transgenic contamination of native fields.
  • U.S. News and World Report published the article, "Can Exxon Evolve From Oil Giant to Green Company?" by Kent Garber featuring Neva Goodwin's thoughts on the push to have Exxon invest more in renewable energy, to study the impact of carbon emissions on developing countries, and to change its corporate structure to allow more internal debate.
  • Neva Goodwin was quoted in a recent Op Ed piece in the Boston Globe "Boil, baby, boil,"about the water pipe rupture which shut down clean water to over 2 million Greater Boston residents and caused a water panic.
  • Kevin P. Gallagher was quoted in a recent New York Times article by Elizabeth Malkin, "NAFTA's Promise, Unfilled," which appeared on the front page of the business section. March 23, 2009
  • Senior Researcher, Kevin P. Gallagher, was quoted in a March 19, 2009 Associated Press article on the dispute between Mexico and the United States over the U.S. decision to cancel a program allowing Mexican trucks into the United States.
  • On February 20, 2009 The Tufts Daily featured the start of a new research program at GDAE focused on agricultural-induced deforestation in the Amazon Basin.
  • Kevin P. Gallagher joins Reuters' The Great Debate, on the merits of NAFTA, Dec. 2008-Jan.2009
  • On December 10, 2008 Timothy Wise was quoted in an Agence France-Presse article about the ongoing Doha round of trade negotiations: WTO Wants Doha for Christmas
  • On June 27, 2008 Kevin Gallagher is quoted extensively in a feature article in the Washington Post titled "A Plan B for Deepening Economic Ties in the Americas." For a Spanish version of this article, click here
  • Kevin P. Gallagher was quoted in a recent New York Times article by Elizabeth Malkin, "NAFTA's Promise, Unfilled," which appeared on the front page of the business section March 23, 2009.  She focused much of her article on Guadalajara, drawing heavily on Gallagher's book with Lyuba Zarsky, The Enclave Economy.  As she notes, "In some cases, NAFTA produced results that were exactly the opposite of what was promised. For instance, domestic industries were dismantled as multinationals imported parts from their own suppliers. Local farmers were priced out of the market by food imported tariff-free. Many Mexican farmers simply abandoned their land and headed north." Click here to read the article
  • Senior Researcher Kevin P. Gallagher was quoted in a March 19, 2009 Associated Press article on the dispute between Mexico and the United States over the U.S. decision to cancel a program allowing Mexican trucks into the United States. Click here to read the article
  • On February 20, 2009 The Tufts Daily featured the start of a new research program at GDAE focused on agricultural-induced deforestation in the Amazon Basin. The research program is being headed by Maria del Carmen Vera-Diaz, a Senior Research Fellow with GDAE. Click here to read the article
  • On December 10, 2008 Timothy Wise is quoted in an Agence France-Presse article about the ongoing Doha round of trade negotiations. Click here to read the article
  • The Tufts Daily covered GDAE's 2008 Leontief Prize ceremony, which took place November 17, 2008 on Tufts Medford campus. At the event, GDAE awarded its annual economics prize to two prominent economists, Robert Wade and José Antonio Ocampo. Click here to read the article
  • Farm Belt columnist Alan Guebert, in his syndicated "Farm and Food File" column October 26, 2008, focused on the breakdown in the WTO negotiations, drawing heavily on an interview with Timothy Wise based on his recent paper for the Working Group report on agriculture as well as GDAE's policy analysis of the Doha negotiations. Click here to read the column
  • On July 31, 2008, Timothy Wise and Kevin Gallagher published an opinion article in The Guardian newspaper on the collapse of the Doha round of WTO talks. Click here to read the article
  • On July 29, 2008, Kevin P. Gallagher published an op-ed in The Guardian calling for a renegotiation of NAFTA and support of US Presidential Candidate Barack Obama's trade policies over those of his rival, John McCain. Click here to read the article
  • On July 08, 2008, Kevin Gallagher wrote an opinion piece for The Guardian (UK) on the weaknesses in the Colombia-US Free Trade Agreement. Click here to read the article
  • The July issue of the Tufts Journal featured an article about new reports by Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth Stanton on the costs of inaction on climate change. The article, titled "Carbon Debt," can be found here
  • On June 27, 2008 Kevin Gallagher is quoted extensively in a feature article in the Washington Post titled “A Plan B for Deepening Economic Ties in the Americas.”  For a Spanish version of this article, click here
  • On June 26, 2008 Tim Wise and Kevin Gallagher were featured in The Guardian Unlimited in an article titled “The WTO wants to talk – but who is listening?”  In the article, the authors argue that developing countries should refuse to revive the international trade round if they get little in return. Click here to read the article
  • Ramón Bueno is interviewed for the June 2008 report by EcoAméricas about the study he co-authored that estimates economic impacts of climate change on Caribbean nations. Click here to read the article.
  • Frank Ackerman is quoted in a June 3, 2008 New York Times article and a June 2, 2008 Associated Press article about the current debate in Congress over legislation mandating reductions in carbon emissions. Ackerman warned that the cost of inaction on global warming cannot be ignored. Click here to read the NYT article and here to read the AP article.
  • On June 1, 2008, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel highlighted the study released by researchers from GDAE and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) about the effects of climate change on the Caribbean economy. Click here to read the article.
  • Tufts Daily highlights GDAE's recent announcement to award the 2008 Leontief Prize to two prominent economists, Robert Wade and José Antonio Ocampo.
  • Tim Wise is quoted in the February 1, 2008 Houston Chronicle article on Mexico's recent farm protests. Click here to read the article.
  • The Tufts Daily highlighted a book talk by Kevin P. Gallagher and Ha-Joon Chang at Tufts Fletcher School on January 28, 2008. Click here to read the article.
  • The prominent agribusiness publication Feedstuffs presented Elanor Starmer and Tim Wise's two recent papers on the gains to industrialized livestock from low feed prices and lax environmental enforcement.  The feature article ran in the December 31, 2007 issue, based on an extensive interview with Tim Wise.  The reporter presents the papers' main findings -- that industrial livestock saved $35 billion in below-cost feed from 1997-2005, and that mid-sized hog farmers who grow their own feed would have lower operating costs than large confinement operations if the latter had to pay full cost for feed and for safe disposal of manure. Click here to read the article.
  • Kevin P. Gallagher was quoted in the December 10, Miami Herald in an article about the performance of US Trade Agreements in the Americas. Click here to read the article.
  • Jonathan Harris was interviewed by Marketplace on NPR's Day to Day June 20th, about recent reports that China has surpassed the U.S as the world's leading emitter of greenhouse gases.  He stressed that U.S. per capita emissions are four times those of China, so the main responsibility for reducing emissions still rests with the U.S. and other developed nations. Click here to listen to the report.

  • Tim Wise is quoted widely in a recent article in the In These Times newspaper of June 4, 2007, "Whose Subsidy Is It Anyway? Farmers Take the Heat, but Big Ag Reaps the Farm Bill Benefits." The article also cites Elanor Starmer's work on implicit subsidies to industrial livestock feed. Click here to read the article.

  • Tim Wise is quoted extensively in "Deal or No Deal," a feature article in the May issue of World Trade magazine. The article focuses on the conflicts over agriculture in the WTO. Click here to read the article.
  • GDAE's recent report on feed prices and industrial livestock was featured in an article in the May 30th edition of the Illinois' newspaper, The Pantagraph, by the prominent midwestern columnist, Alan Guebert. Click here to read the article.
  • The GDAE Policy Brief by Tim Wise and Elanor Starmer, "Industrial Livestock Companies' Gains from Low Feed Prices, 1997-2005," was featured on the cover of the prominent weekly industry magazine, Feedstuffs (March 26, 2007). The article was based on an extensive interview with Tim Wise and included the estimates of the gains to individual corporate livestock firms from feed priced below cost. The article comes at a time of active debate in Washington over the Farm Bill and over the recent increases in feed prices due to the ethanol-driven run-up in corn prices. Click here to read the article.
  • April 9, 2007, in an article published by Policy Innovations, entitled "Greening U.S. Trade," Kevin P. Gallagher argues that U.S. trade bills must have significant environmental provisions if these bills are to pass through the new Congress. Click here to read the article.
  • March 6, 2007, Tim Wise is quoted extensively in an article in Food Systems Insider on debates over the next U.S. Farm Bill, currently being negotiated.  Drawing on his research into U.S. agricultural subsidies, farm income, and the ways in which U.S. agribusiness, not farmers, benefit from current farm programs, Wise argues that neither subsidies nor the withdrawal of government support are viable solutions. Click here to read the article.

  • February 1, 2007, in a feature article entitled "Books without borders give low-income libraries a major boost," The Tufts Daily chronicles the experience of the Social Science Library Project's Outreach Associates. Click here to read the article.

  • October 25, 2006, Leontief Prize recipients Juliet Schor and Samuel Bowles were featured in Tufts Journal "Scholars honored for boundary-breaking work in economics." Click here to read the article.

  • October 6, 2006, the Leontief Prize recipients Juliet Schor and Samuel Bowles were featured in the Tufts Daily News article "Leontief Prize awarded to trail-blazing economists." Click here to read the article.

  • September 27, 2006, Neva Goodwin, was interviewed on Maine radio, WERU.

  • August 7, 2006, Medscape featured an article by Julie A. Nelson and Nancy Folbre, "Why a Well-Paid Nurse is a Better Nurse." Click here to read the article.

  • May 14, 2006, GDAE announces the Annual Leontief Prize to be awarded to Samuel Bowles and Juliet Schor. The October ceremony lectures will honor the late John Kenneth Galbraith. Click here to read more about the announcement.

  • The January/February 2006 issue of Orion magazine featured an essay by Neva Goodwin titled, "The High Cost of Low Prices".Click here to read the article.

  • GDAE researchers presented at the WTO meetings in Hong Kong December 13-18, and received considerable press coverage on their Doha Round analysis. Click here to read more.

  • December 8, 2005, Timothy A. Wise was interviewed in Top Producer magazine about the misuse of statistics in U.S. agricultural policy, in an article titled, "Future Vision: Do farm statistics lie?" Click here to read the article.
  • September 20, 2005 GDAE Co-Director William Moomaw's home was featured in BusinessWeek Online in the article, "A House That Costs Nothing to Run." Click here to view the article.

  • September 18, 2005 The Boston Globe published a letter to the editor, "Baby Steps," by Julie A. Nelson criticizing the attitude of low expectations of the head of the new state Department of Early Education and Care. Read the letter.

  • On July 28, 2005 Timothy Wise's working paper, "Understanding the Farm Problem: Six Common Errors in Presenting Farm Statistics," was the basis for a Congress Daily AM article titled, "Researcher: Critics Misuse Statistics To Bash Farm Subsidies." A portion of the article was also featured on Agdayta.com on August 3. Click here to view the Congress Daily article.

  • July 9, 2005 Kevin Gallagher featured on National Public Radio's "Living on Earth." On the show Gallagher discusses the environmental implications of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. The show was broadcast on over 250 stations across the US. Click here to listen to the interview.

  • The Summer 2005 issue of Co-op America, in an article titled "Green Business Education," describes three ways in which people can learn about environmental issues in business and economics. The articles praises Microeconomics in Context, the introductory college textbook by Neva Goodwin, Julie A. Nelson, Frank Ackerman and Thomas Weisskopf, as a text that “helps students look at economics through a wider lens, factoring in variables such as human well-being, ecological balance, and economic activities of actors such as nonprofits and governments.” Click here to see the article.

  • On May 16, 2005, Neva Goodwin was featured in Grist Magazine in an article titled, "Neva Goodwin, ecological economist, answers Grist's questions," in their column "Interactivist: Q&A with environmental foot soldiers: " Click here to see the article.

  • On April 11, 2005 Frank Ackerman's op-ed article about REACH was published in Parliament Magazine, a magazine from Brussels (in English) that follows European Union events. Click here to see the article.

  • An op-ed criticizing the environmental aspects of CAFTA by Kevin Gallagher, which first appeared in The Providence Journal on April 11, 2005 was picked up by Scripps wire service and has been published in several papers across the country such as the Sacramento Bee, St. Paul Star Tribune, The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington and others. Click here to see the article.

  • On March 31, 2005, The Economist published a column, "The regulators' best friend?", commenting on the critique of cost-benefit analysis by the Center for Progressive Regulation, quoting things written by Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling (although not mentioning them by name). Click here to see the article.

  • March 8, 2005, The Tufts Daily published an article, "University to honor economists," on this year's Leontief Prize which will be awarded to noted development economists Dr. Ha-Joon Chang of Cambridge University and Dr. Richard R. Nelson of Columbia University on October 27, 2005. Click here to see the article.

  • In February 2005 Kevin Gallagher was interviewed in EcoAmericas in an article titled "Testing Two Views Of Trade's Environmental Impacts." Click here to see the article.

  • October 16, 2004, the study on the impacts of foreign direct investment on Mexico's economy published by GDAE researchers Kevin Gallagher and Lyuba Zarsky in February 2004 was extensively quoted in one of Mexico City's largest daily newspapers, La Jornada. The article discusses the fact that foreign investment in Mexico is not spurring economic development in the country, and cites how the GDAE study has shown that foreign investment-led growth is accentuating social and environmental problems in Mexico.
    Click here to see article
    (in Spanish)

  • September 23, 2004, The San Francisco Chronicle provided an Open forum for Kevin Gallagher on the lessons to be learned from NAFTA ten years later titled "Trading Away the Environment?". Click here to see article

  • "Priceless: On Knowing the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing" by Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling has received wide press coverage in: the Harvard Law Review, The American Prospect, the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Click here for reviews and articles of "Priceless."

  • Neva Goodwin is interviewed in the April 5, 2004 edition of BusinessWeek in an article, "A Bigger Voice for Small Nonprofits," on how foundations and non-profits are taking an activist stance on corporate proxies. Click here to read the article.

  • Tim Wise is cited on agricultural subsidies by syndicated columnist Alan Guebert in the article, "WTO struggles endlessly to reinvent the trade wheel." Click here to read the article.

  • The March 2004 issue of Better Homes & Gardens quotes Neva Goodwin in an article, "Good Skills Make Good Neighbors," that discusses neighborhood exchanges and alternative currencies such as "Time Dollars". Click here to read the article.

  • Kevin Gallagher states that foreign investments in Mexico as a result of NAFTA did not translate into growth or jobs in a USA Today article, "10 Years Ago, NAFTA Was Born," on December 31, 2003. Click here to read the article.

  • December 1, 2003, The Christian Science Monitor examines Brian Roach's research on the drift towards flatter taxes in the U.S. in the article, "US moves - quietly - toward a flat tax." Click here to read the article.

  • Op-ed on the FTA by Kevin Gallagher published in The Miami Herald, October 17, 2003, "Time to listen to our neighbors." Click here to read the article.

  • Frank Ackerman asks if we should be trying harder to throw less away.
    Click here to Listen on WBUR Radio. (Requires Real audio)

  • September 16, 2003, Kevin Gallagher weighs in on Global Trade issue in The Boston Globe article, "A setback for global free trade." Click here to read the article.

  • September 16, 2003, The Boston Herald article, "Chemical safety in activist push," reports on GDAE study of costs of childhood illnesses. Click here to read the Herald article

  • The GDAE working paper, "Read My Lips: More New Tax Cuts - The Distributional Impacts of Repealing Dividend Taxation" by Brian Roach, was extensively cited in a March 31, 2003 article in The Christian Science Monitor. Click here to read the article.

  • March 24, 2003 Newsweek article, "Do college intro-economics courses need a ‘more balanced perspective’?", describes the "buzz" around GDAE's forthcoming microeconomics textbook, quoting lead author, Neva Goodwin. Click here to read the article

  • Chronicle of Higher Education quotes "Microeconomics in Context" in describing the "Challenges to Mainstream Economic Theory and Teaching" in the January 24, 2003 issue. Click here to read the article.

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