Recent News Stories

  • October 14, 2013

    The Economist

    This article explores planned large-scale infrastructure -- including high speed rail -- and stimulus spending in Thailand.  Opponents of the program have called for fiscal...

  • September 18, 2013
    Theory, Data, and the Formulation of Policy

    In a video interview, CFSP Faculty Director Robert M. Townsend discusses the links between finance, volatility, and growth through the lens of both theory and data.  

     

     

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  • July 22, 2013

    David McKenzie, a lead economist at the Development Research Group of the World Bank, offers insight and discussion of Professor Townsend's new book Chronicles from the Field on the World Bank's Development Impact Blog. 

  • June 6, 2013
    More Indigent Patients Sought Treatment Though Care Remained Free

    (Chicago, IL) When health care reform in Thailand increased payments to public hospitals for indigent care, more poor people sought medical treatment and infant mortality was reduced, even though the cost of medical care remained free for the poor, a new study shows.

    The study, “The Great Equalizer: Health...

  • June 6, 2013
    Two More Broadcasts followed in June

     

    The film Emerging Thailand: The Spirit of Small Enterprise was broadcasted on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) on Sunday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. on Channel 21. The broadcast will also aired a discussion that followed the Chicago premiere of the film at the International House in May. Two more broadcasts...

  • May 1, 2013

    Professor Robert M. Towsend will be giving a lecture on at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago on May 7, from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Charles M. Harper Center, C25.  Townsend's lecture discusses work that provides an algorithm for approaching policy advice related to the financial systems of developing...

  • April 11, 2013

     

    MIT News interviews CFSP Faculty Director Robert M. Townsend about his new book Chronicles from the Field and how he began researching Thai village economies in the early 1990s, forging lasting relationships. 

     

  • March 28, 2013
    'Emerging Thailand' features household entrepreneurs and their stories

     

    (March 28, 2013—Chicago, IL) The Chicago premiere of Emerging Thailand: The Spirit of Small Enterprise—a documentary detailing the 15 years Prof. Robert Townsend has spent tracking the village economies of Thailand—is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. on the University of...

  • March 22, 2013
    'Emerging Thailand' features household entrepreneurs and their stories

    (March 22, 2013) The Boston premiere of Emerging Thailand: The Spirit of Small Enterprise—a documentary detailing the 15 years Prof. Robert M. Townsend has spent tracking the village economies of Thailand—is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

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  • March 15, 2013

    Business Today

    CFSP member Abhijit Banerjee shared the stage with India's chief economic adviser, Raghuram Rajan,  at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi. They both urged India to create new ways to make that country's economy grow. Banerjee was more pessimistic about the pace of recovery in...