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March 06, 2014 at 10:28 PM
VFX Buyers Club: California effects work follows out-of-state subsidies
On Oscar night, in the shadow of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, 540 visual effects artists gathered to bring attention to their withering industry in California. They wore green, signifying the “green screens” that enable the spectacular illusions that captivate audiences around the world.
March 04, 2014 at 10:25 PM
California-Israel innovation pact: Solving the drought crisis
Posted by Glenn Yago  
Both California and Israel are innovative regions with a tremendous thirst for water. Is this a new opportunity for collaboration?
February 25, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Ukraine squeezed financially, not just geopolitically
Posted by Keith Savard  
Ukraine's economy is a mess, and the West will need to do some heavy lifting to prop up the nation's economy.
February 20, 2014 at 04:08 AM
India weathers the emerging markets storm
Posted by Komal Sri-Kumar  
India has done relatively well for an emerging market facing the Fed's taper.
February 19, 2014 at 06:42 PM
The minimum wage debate – or the CBO meets Rashomon
Posted by Peter Passell  
The new CBO report shows several important issues with the minimum wage, most notably, we shouldn’t rely on wage floors alone to cope with income stagnation at the bottom.
February 19, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Meeting the challenge of child cancer in the developing world
Posted by Robert Deuson, Stephen Lin  
How can we help the developing world better treat children with cancer?
February 13, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Boomers, food and innovation
Posted by  Robert Eggert
The "silver tsunami" brings startling economic realities must be acknowledged and planned for if we are to avoid social and economic upheaval.
February 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Social impact bond guarantees: An evolving equation
Posted by Caitlin MacLean  
When should we take off the training wheels on social impact bonds?
February 11, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Can you bank on a loan from the post office?
Could the post office provide a solution to pay day lending?
February 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Health as a breakthrough industry
Posted by Glenn Yago  
We need to find new strategies for overcoming the "valley of death" in the development of new healthcare treatments.
February 07, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Los Angeles has work to do on jobs
The lack of private-sector job growth has caused Los Angeles to become the state’s leader in net domestic migration to other states.
February 05, 2014 at 12:32 PM
African currencies resilient amid taper turmoil
African countries continue to be resilient as other nations suffer from taper turmoil.
February 04, 2014 at 12:42 PM
A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce
Posted by Jaque King  
Employee heath is critical to productivity and overall national GDP.
January 31, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Doing the math on the costs of chronic disease
Posted by Sindhu Kubendran  
The growth of chronic disease has slowed, but the economic burden of treatment has grown even faster than expected.
January 29, 2014 at 01:00 PM
The plus side of Reg A
The JOBS Act is bringing more innovation than simply crowdfunding to the SEC rules.
January 29, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Reversing the trend in chronic disease: What works?
Posted by Anusuya Chatterjee  
Chronic disease is a preventable plague on our economy. Many of these diseases are preventable or can be managed well with modest changes in behavior.
January 28, 2014 at 01:27 PM
African Eurobonds: What to watch in 2014
Countries in Africa continue to pursue Eurobonds, and investors hunting for yield and diversification are likely to continue considering them.
January 27, 2014 at 07:01 PM
Facebook on a knife edge?
Posted by Peter Passell  
All tech caries some degree of risk. The recent research paper from Princeton probably doesn't mean much to start with, but it reminds us social networks and technology is inherently unstable.
January 24, 2014 at 05:48 PM
The paradox of success
Posted by Robert Deuson  
Within a generation, with the right investments in global health, we have the ability to make the challenges in communicable diseases largely disappear and non-communicable diseases come under control.
January 21, 2014 at 07:19 PM
Global bank regulation update: Consensus on principles, variation in practices
Do we really understand all of these banking reforms? And are we really targeting the right banks? We discuss in a new Milken Institute report.
January 17, 2014 at 07:24 PM
Sustainable microfinance: The Asian landscape
Posted by Melody Yuan  
Successful microfinance in Asia is changing the way we assist low-income populations. The best programs are now becoming self-sufficient as they alleviate poverty.
January 16, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Value and coverage: How reimbursement decisions impact innovations needed to improve health
Posted by  FasterCures
When it comes to the issue of value and coverage for medical innovations, the medical research community is in search of a better understanding of the evidentiary standards that payers consider when reimbursing treatment and care.
January 15, 2014 at 07:37 PM
Could the Eastern Mediterranean be more crucial than the Persian Gulf?
Posted by Glenn Yago  
Divided by history, but united by future interests in natural gas and other energy alternatives, the non-oil producing regions of the Eastern Mediterranean are creating an opportunity for long-term economic cooperation.
January 10, 2014 at 07:42 PM
FasterCures’ top 10 medical research issues and trends to watch in 2014
Posted by  FasterCures
What are the top 10 medical research issues and trends you should focus on in 2014? FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, explains.
January 08, 2014 at 10:38 AM
An open letter to Janet Yellen
Posted by Komal Sri-Kumar  
Monetary policy cannot fill the void of education and training, or be the only solution to our economic woes.

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