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Maria C. Lo Bue

Maria C. Lo Bue

Research Associate, Development Economics, United Nations University
Maria C. Lo Bue is a development economist currently working as a research associate at UNU-WIDER. Prior to that, she was a postdoc researcher and lecturer at the University of Goettingen (2017-2019) and Verona (2016-2017). Maria obtained her PhD from the University of Göttingen, with a doctoral dissertation on the complementarities of child health achievements, analyzing microdata from Indonesia. Maria has conducted research on the evolution and drivers of child health, on reproductive health as well as on education, inequality and socio-economic mobility. Recent projects at UNU-WIDER include work on women economic empowerment, on intergenerational mobility and on the evolution of clientelistic practices in low- and middle-income countries.

Indonesia's huge fires and toxic haze will cause health problems for years to come

Oct 09, 2019 14:01 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Indonesia is currently in the throes of an environmental emergency. Thousands of hectares of forest are burning across the vast country, causing toxic smoke to be released into the atmosphere. This has led to eerie...

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Economy

BNM likely to ease monetary policy again this year, says Capital Economics

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to ease monetary policy again later this year, after having already cut its policy rate from 3.00 percent to 2.75 percent, and with growth set to slow further over the next couple of...

Australian bonds mixed on better-than-expected December employment report

The Australian bonds traded mixed during Asian session Thursday after the countrys employment report for the month of December exceeded market expectations, amid the increase in the number of cases and geographical spread...

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of 10-year TIPS auction, initial jobless claims

The U.S. Treasuries steadied during Wednesdays afternoon session amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the countrys 10-year TIPS auction and initial jobless claims,...

UK gilts remain tad higher ahead of January flash PMIs

The United Kingdoms gilts remained tad higher during European trading hours Wednesday ahead of the countrys flash PMIs for the month of January, scheduled to be released on January 24 by 09:30GMT. The yield on the...

German bunds flat in silent session ahead of ECB’s monetary policy meeting

The German bunds remained flat during European trading session Wednesday ahead of the European Central Banks (ECB) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on January 23 by 12:45GMT. The German 10-year bond yield,...

Politics

Michelle Obama and daughter Malia once mingled with the crowd incognito outside the White House

When Barack Obama was still the president, his wife Michelle Obama and their two daughters were one of the most well-guarded personalities in the world. This is understandable since the U.S. has a lot of enemies who...

Melania Trump tweet: Stephanie Grisham calls Stephen Colbert ‘irrelevant’ for mocking FLOTUS

Melania Trump honored civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. by posting a message on Twitter on MLK Day. But her critics quickly found fault with the tweet with some netizens accusing her of not knowing what the...

Melania Trump: First Lady's latest embarrassing moment caught on tape

Melania Trump had an embarrassing moment when she experienced wardrobe malfunction early this week. It was said that it happened while the FLOTUS was coming down from Air Force One with her husband Donald Trump and son,...

Donald Trump revelation: POTUS considering cutting Medicare and social security if he is reelected

It is not far along to assume that President Donald Trump is already planning on cutting several programs in the event that he gets re-elected this year. Trump admitted that he may be considering cutting Medicare and...

Donald Trump shock: POTUS retweets tweet calling Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez a 'barely literate moron'

Despite the ongoing Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, he still manages to get on the nerves of many people on social media. Recently the President retweeted a tweet with some choice words for New York...

Science

Asteroids: NASA spots space rock traveling 25,433 mph towards Earth

Another asteroid is set to make an approach towards Earths orbit, as NASAs asteroid trackers have noticed. It is now down to whether or not the asteroid will strike, and if it does not, how close is it going to...

Black holes: Astronomers make use of cosmic echolocation to map black hole behavioral patterns

Black holes produce x rays as a result of the material that gets sucked into it. A new report reveals that scientists can now manipulate these rays of radiation to be able to map these black holes and their...

Asteroids: NASA discovers small moon orbiting space rock the agency plans to visit

As far as asteroids are concerned, we only know of them when they decide to approach the planet, or at least be on their way towards Earth. However, one particular asteroid that NASA plans on visiting seems to have a small...

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid hurtling towards Earth at over 37,000 mph

The asteroid trackers at NASA spotted another space rock headed in the Earths direction. The agency predicted that it would be approaching the planet today. Express reports that an asteroid formally referred to as 2020...

Technology

Huawei P40 Pro Premium Edition: Fifth sensor of its penta-camera setup still unknown

The Huawei P40 is one of the most highly anticipated smartphone releases this year. While waiting for its launch, take a look at some of the exciting rumors doing their rounds online. Huawei P40 camera According to...

Google Pixel 4a rumors: Affordable handset will have thinner bezels and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor

Recent rumors swirling around say that Google Pixel 4a will be launching this year. The model will be a more affordable version of the companys current flagship phone, the Pixel 4. While the company is yet to confirm...

Nintendo Switch ports of ‘Paper Mario’ and a 2D ‘Metroid’ rumored for 2020 release

There have been plenty of rumors about the next-generation hybrid portable console from Nintendo, but new reports claim the company might first release a Pro version of the Nintendo Switch this year. The rumored gaming...

‘NBA 2K20’ patch 10 arrives with hair updates on several players

The first patch of the year, 10th overall, for NBA 2K20 has finally gone live. One thing that gamers can anticipate is the visual change on some of the NBA player sims to achieve a real-life look, specifically on their...

‘eFootball PES 2021’: Will it be released on PS5 and Xbox Series X?

Video game series that get new iterations annually will become more interesting this year mainly because of the anticipated launch of next-generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Konamis franchise of...
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