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Sophie Mitra

Professor of Economics, Fordham University
Sophie Mitra, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Economics at Fordham University with research interests in development economics, disability, health and applied microeconomics. She is the author of Disability, Health and Human Development (Palgrave MacMillan, Forthcoming September 2017). Recently, she has studied the economic impact of disability and mental illness, multidimensional poverty, the association between disability and poverty, social protection programs, the definition and prevalence of disability. Some of her research on disability and mental illness is interdisciplinary and mixes qualitative, quantitative and participatory methods. She has published in many peer-reviewed journals including the American Economic Review, Health Economics, Social Science and Medicine, World Development. She has received funding from agencies such as the Economic and Social Research Council, the National Institute of Mental Health and the World Bank. Sophie Mitra is co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Disability and International Development and is also a fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association and a senior research associate at the Center for International Policy Studies (Fordham).

Americans, stop obsessing over GDP

Aug 08, 2018 13:16 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The Bureau of Economic Analysis on July 27 released the GDP growth rate for the second quarter of 2018: 4.1 percent. GDP or gross domestic product is the rate at which the total value of goods and services produced in...

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Economy

New Zealand’s Q3 annual current account deficit widens to 3.6 pct of GDP, hovers near historical average

New Zealands Q3 balance of payments data was much as expected. Seasonal factors drove a quarterly deficit, but seasonally adjusted a narrowing goods and income deficit was offset by a smaller services surplus. The annual...

Bank Indonesia likely to remain on hold; instead focus on addressing liquidity situation, says OCBC Bank

Bank Indonesia (BI) is expected to remain on hold at its monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on December 20 and instead focus on addressing the liquidity situation, according to the latest research report from...

JGBs trade mixed after November trade balance worsens beyond expectations; BoJ’s policy meeting closely eyed

The Japanese government bonds traded mixed on Wednesday after investors were disappointed by the worse-than-expected trade balance data for the month of November, released early today. Investors will now focus on the Bank...

Australian bond yields scarred as risk appetite worsens; weak employment report to boost safe-haven demand

Australian government bonds were scarred by a fall in investors risk appetite as concerns over a slowdown in global economic growth groped market sentiments, pushing participants towards safe-haven buying. Further to...

U.S. Treasuries climb on investors’ anxiety over global economic distress; Fed’s policy sentiments closely watched

The U.S. Treasuries climbed during late afternoon session Tuesday as investors sought safe-haven investments amid growing worries over a global economic slowdown as equities turned red towards the end of this year ahead of...

Politics

Melania Trump 2018: FLOTUS Allegedly Worried Donald Trump’s Health Is Badly Affected by Stress

As the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump is expected to worry about many things concerning the initiatives and advocacies that her office supports. However, a recent report claims that she is also preoccupied...

WhatsApp skewed Brazilian election, proving social media's danger to democracy

Misinformation via social media was probably the main winner in Brazils October 2018 election, playing a troubling role in boosting far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro to presidency. Bolsonaro did not win 55 percent of...

Neoliberalism has led to a crisis in care – and we urgently need to solve it

Infant mortality is on the rise in the UK, while life expectancy for both men and women has stalled and is even dropping in some areas. In 2017, the number of homeless families and individuals placed in temporary...

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

As the entrails of the era under South Africas former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to investigate corruption, so the country witnesses the consolidation of the political...

Law and order is no get-out-of-jail card for floundering politicians

With confidence in politicians at an all-time low, it would be easy to assume criminal law-making is only ever about law and order bidding and winning elections. For example, when it emerged that Hassan Khalif Shire Ali...

Science

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People have always been fascinated by life. We dream about revealing all its mysteries and are even searching other planets trying to find some forms of life there. Philosophies around the world have tried to define and...

How researchers assess whether medications work

This article is in the series This is research, where we ask academics to share and discuss open access articles that reveal important aspects of science. Todays piece explains how clinical trials assess drug...

These 'useless' quirks of evolution are actually evidence for the theory

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Curious Kids: How does the Moon, being so far away, affect the tides on Earth?

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Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

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Technology

Jailbreak Latest News & Update: Here’s Why the Cydia App Store Won’t Accept Purchases Anymore

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'GTA 6' Release Date, Latest News & Update: Possible Cities Where Sixth Installment Can Take Place

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Final Fantasy VII: Remake is speculated to hit the shelves sometime between 2020 and 2022. However, fans who have been religiously waiting for the title have been shocked that the game could very well come out as early as...
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