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Healthy Savings: Medical Technology and the Economic Burden of Disease
Anusuya Chatterjee,Jaque King, Sindhu Kubendran, Ross DeVol
Milken Institute
July 2014


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Milken Institute Review Third Quarter 2014
July 2014

In this issue of the Milken Institute Review, Charles Castaldi, a former NPR reporter in Central America, explains how a Nicaraguan strongman and Chinese billionaire are planning to dig a $50 billion canal that will eclipse its rival to the south. "The decision to move forward on a project of this scale took a lot of time to make, of course," allows Castaldi. "Well, not really: the speed with which the concession was granted would make those who have been struggling obtain approval to build the 36-inch Keystone XL pipeline for the last six years green with envy."

Also in this issue: a report card on Abenomics, the Japanese prime minister's Hail Mary play to jolt the economy out of its rut; an analysis of the emerging Trans Pacific Partnership, "the most ambitious trade agreement the United States" has ever negotiated; an attack on the prevailing wisdom that Hollywood's road to success will be paved with ever-fewer, ever-more-expensive mega-movies; an argument for a no-strings-attached, "universal basic income approach" to reducing poverty; an explanation of why Russia's slippage into economic stagnation won't be easy to reverse; an estimate of the waste created by subsidies in countries that make gasoline as cheap as 9 cents a gallon at the pump; and an analysis of the unraveling of Thailand's economy and polity – and how it might be reversed.
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Milken Institute Review Second Quarter 2014
May 2014

In the latest Milken Institute Review, David E. Bloom, Elizabeth Cafiero-Fonseca, Mark E. McGovern of Harvard and Klaus Prettner of Germany’s University of Gottingen estimate the dimensions of the health crisis sneaking up on China and India. “The cost of non-communicable diseases (in particular, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) will be high no matter what,” they conclude. But “unless the issue is given top priority, it will be utterly staggering. Action will of course be costly, but far less costly than the alternative.”

Also in this issue: A proposal to reform the income tax, stabilize entitlement spending and tame budget deficits in one grand bargain; a look at the role of financial derivatives in managing business risk and expanding access to capital; a response to jeremiads mourning the consolidation of the big carriers in the airline industry; a review of the Cash for Clunkers stimulus program of 2009; a view of the implications of our dependence on technology for continuing growth; and an argument that the rulers of Oman, Jordan and Morocco survived the Arab Spring because they deliver more of what their citizens crave.
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Milken Institute Review First Quarter 2014
January 2014

In the latest Milken Institute Review, business journalist Larry Fisher looks closely at technology that is literally sneaking up on us. "A host of companies are racing to market with unmanned aerial vehicles intended for non-military applications, from wildlife tracking to real estate marketing to last-mile package delivery," he writes. "The technology is flying ahead, far in advance of regulations governing safety and privacy."

Also in this issue: A look at the sky-high interest rates paid by the working poor for "payday" loans, used to tide them over to the next check, as symptoms of reversible market failure; an optimistic view of the EPA's plans to regulate emissions and their likely effectiveness;; an economic analysis of the Baltic states surprising recovery after the great recession; a survey of the minefield of corporate income tax reform; a look at the crucial role of social services in closing de-stabilizing income gaps between rural and urban settings in China; a view of the gravity of the global "water crisis,"; a rundown of all you need to know about the economics copyright law, and more.
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California's Position in Technology and Science: A Comparative Benchmarking Assessment
Kevin Klowden, Kristen Keough
Milken Institute
December 2013


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