Markle - Advancing Health and National Security in a Connected World™

What We're Reading

May 1, 2014

The United States performs very well in many measures of well-being, as shown by the fact that it ranks among the top countries in a large number of topics in the Better Life Index.

May 1, 2014

This article elaborates on countries’ increasing use of barriers and restrictions to digital trade, explains why such practices are damaging for individual countries and the broader global economy, and provides policy recommendations to better safeguard the open cross-border data flows and digital services that have become the lifeblood of the modern global economy.

May 1, 2014

New capabilities to gather, analyze, disseminate, and preserve vast quantities of data raise new concerns about the nature of privacy and the means by which individual privacy might be compromised or protected.

May 1, 2014

In this interview with McKinsey, Albright discusses how infrastructure can provide the foundation for stable and prosperous societies.

May 1, 2014

For decades, policymakers have called for more spending on America’s infrastructure to stimulate job growth.

May 1, 2014

This paper presents a short overview of dynamic models of labor markets with transaction costs. It shows that these models have deeply renewed the understanding of job search, job flows, job creations and destructions, unemployment and wage formation.

May 1, 2014

Knowledge is central to development. The World Bank invests about one-quarter of its budget for country services in knowledge products.

May 1, 2014

Trade in services drives the exchange of ideas, know-how and technology. It helps firms cut costs, increase productivity, participate in global value chains and boost competitiveness. Consumers benefit from lower prices and greater choice.

May 1, 2014

Cutting through the gloom of a winter that never seems to end and another weak GDP report, eBay has broadcast the year's most bullish signal about the U.S. economy.

May 1, 2014

Over the past several days, severe storms have battered Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and other states. Dozens of people have been killed and entire neighborhoods turned to rubble and debris as tornadoes have touched down across the region. Natural disasters like these present a host of challenges for first responders.