BSG Alumni

BSG Alumni, Economic growth and resilience

Yemen’s Economic Development: A Paradigm Shift

Yemen’s Economic Development: A Paradigm Shift

Amid widespread poverty, unprecedented levels of unemployment—estimated to be over 50 percent among youth—widespread corruption and a major deterioration in services (such as water, electricity and security), Yemenis and international development partners are increasingly realizing the need to focus on economic development in Yemen. Yemen’s last two years of transition […]

by × 20 February 2014 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Behavioral Science in the Regulatory State

Behavioral Science in the Regulatory State

President Obama’s Executive Order 13563 for the first time in history encouraged administrative agencies to draw upon the behavioral sciences in the design and implementation of new regulations. To date, however, agencies have received no practical guidance on how to integrate behaviorally inspired regulatory instruments into the regulatory process. How […]

by × 31 January 2014 ×

BSG Alumni, Health, welfare and well-being

mHealth in Africa: challenges and opportunities

mHealth in Africa: challenges and opportunities

Disseminating healthcare resources and information in countries with a widespread rural population and limited financial resources remains a public health issue. Here, Temitope Folaranmi, MPP alumnus, looks at mHealth as an innovative and potentially effective solution to overcome these problems. Over the past decade, Africa has experienced an incredible boom […]

by × 30 January 2014 ×

BSG Alumni, Health, welfare and well-being

A New Tax-and-Spend Strategy to Fight Obesity

A New Tax-and-Spend Strategy to Fight Obesity

Obesity afflicts more than one-third of American adults, leading to $147 billion in medical costs each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers project that half of all Americans will be clinically obese by 2030. What will it take to change America’s eating habits? Jennifer […]

by × 14 January 2014 ×

BSG Alumni, Science and technology

Germany doesn’t need a Ministry for the Internet

Germany doesn’t need a Ministry for the Internet

The fact that Germany is on the verge of Industry 4.0 is now commonplace knowledge, which a serious economic policy paper cannot ignore – regardless of whatever stripe. After the epoch-making inventions of the steam engine, electricity and the computer the fourth industrial revolution is materialising: digitisation. Nevertheless, the political […]

by × 07 January 2014 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Alumni

Whose dreaming spires are these?

‘Missing Histories’ brings Oxford thinking

For a few days in the last month of 2013, Shanghai was suffering from the severest smog in the city’s history. It was also my final days presenting the BBC radio documentary “Missing Histories: China and Japan”. We made the final recording on the Bund of Shanghai, next to the […]

by × 16 December 2013 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Debating Federalism in Yemen

Debating Federalism in Yemen

The Southern Movement in Yemen, known as Southern Hirak, is closer than ever before to achieving a negotiated resolution that addresses at least some of its demands. Capitalizing on Southern grievances following the 1994 civil war in Yemen, Hirak established itself as a protest movement in 2007 demanding to address […]

by × 11 November 2013 ×

BSG Alumni, Economic growth and resilience

The Case for Structural Reform

The Case for Structural Reform

The bank bailouts of the late 2000s have cost America’s taxpayers at least $21 billion, with comparatively hefty bills for taxpayers in Britain and the Eurozone, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In an attempt to reduce the probability of future bailouts, the US, the UK and the EU […]

by × 05 November 2013 ×