Until recently, two big impediments limited what research economists could learn about the world with the powerful methods that mathematicians and statisticians, starting in the early nineteenth century, developed to recognize and interpret patterns in noisy data: Data sets were small and costly, and computers were slow and expensive.
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The AI Frontier of Economic Theory

Until recently, two big impediments limited what research economists could learn about the world with the powerful methods that mathematicians and statisticians, starting in the early nineteenth century, developed to recognize and interpret patterns in noisy data: Data sets were small and costly, and computers were slow and expensive. So it is natural that as […]

President Yoweri Museveni has this morning wrote about the security situation in the country, saying crime seems to be going down on account of the limited efforts they have deployed.
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President Museveni writes about security, promises introduction of electronic vehicle monitoring systems

President Yoweri Museveni has this morning written about the security situation in the country, saying crime seems to be going down on account of the limited efforts they have deployed. He said, to enhance it, other methods are going to be deployed like the technology of the digital beacons in every vehicle and every piki […]

For more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate.
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Why We Strike Again

For more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate. We launched a movement that defied all expectations, with millions of people lending their voices – and their bodies – to the cause. We did this not because it was our dream, but because we didn’t […]

As world leaders gather in Madrid for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), they must address more than future targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
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Climate Adaptation Now

As world leaders gather in Madrid for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), they must address more than future targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. They must also address the harm to people and livelihoods that climate change is already causing. Strengthening our ability to adapt to climate change has never been more urgent. Many […]

After three decades of worsening economic inequality, advanced-country populations are angry, and they are taking their grievances to the ballot box or the streets.
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The West’s Arrested Social Development

After three decades of worsening economic inequality, advanced-country populations are angry, and they are taking their grievances to the ballot box or the streets. But credibly addressing inequality also demands action regarding a less-discussed facet of this trend: declining intergenerational social mobility. Nowadays, parents cannot assume that their children will be better off than they […]