INESAD Team

Cartoon Economics: Macroeconomic theories are still just that – Theories.

This month, for our Monday graphics series, Development Roast has teamed up with FSG Books and University of Washington Professor of Economics, the world’s first and only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman to bring you a sneak peek into the second volume of his book The Cartoon Introduction to EconomicsLearning should be fun, so for five weeks during October, to coincide with INESAD’s Fun Economics Month, Development Roast will share one of the fascinating and fun cartoons from Volume Two: Macroeconomics. Today’s cartoon reminds that much of macroeconomic theory is still open to debate and probable future change. Read More »

21 Reasons Why You Should Never Date An Economist

To coincide with the Fun Economics month on Development Roast, we have drawn inspiration from WhyDev‘s list of 52 Reasons Why You Should Date an Aid Worker and On Motherhood and Insanity‘s 52 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Date Aid and thought long and hard about reasons why dating an economist would be a bad idea. Here are our best 21 thoughts on the matter:

1. Economists may be dangerous. Watch out for the invisible hands!

2. It won’t matter what you supply, they will always demand more.

3. They consider selfish behavior the most natural thing in the world. Read More »

Cartoon Economics: Will the world end or will the free market save it?

This month, for our Monday graphics series, Development Roast has teamed up with FSG Books and University of Washington Professor of Economics, the world’s first and only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman to bring you a sneak peek into the second volume of his book The Cartoon Introduction to EconomicsLearning should be fun, so for five weeks during October, to coincide with INESAD’s Fun Economics Month, Development Roast will share one of the fascinating and fun cartoons from Volume Two: Macroeconomics. Today’s cartoon pitches the economic optimists versus the pessimists in the ultimate fate of the planet. Read More »

INESAD News: Graffiti on the Great Wall—The Hidden Street Art Culture of Beijing

This week, INESAD’s Carolynn Look published an article in the October 2012 issue of Global South Development Magazine, where she is the editorial assistant and contributor:

Beijing, China. Hundreds of buildings tower over the people that bustle between them every day. Some get demolished, some get rebuilt, some just get a fresh layer of paint. But what strikes you as you walk through this eclectic monster of a city is that none of its buildings are covered in tags or graffiti as they are in other metropolises. Or so you would think on first sight. Read More »

INESAD News: 12 Initiatives Making a Difference In Food and Agriculture

This week, INESAD’s Ioulia Fenton and Adam Nelson published a cover story in the October 2012 issue of Global South Development Magazine, where Ioulia Fenton is also the Assistant Editor:

12 Initiatives Taking Positive Steps Towards a Healthier, Fairer and More Sustainable Food and Agriculture System

The world’s global food and agriculture system is not working. On the one end, the Green Revolution has converted much farmland into industrial agricultural production that uses man-made chemical pesticides and fertilizers instead of methods that are more harmonious with nature. This has led to the loss of biodiversity as tillage and use of pesticides have killed off or deterred other plant and animal species. Read More »

INESAD News: Welcome Garance Marcotte

As part of continuous growth, INESAD and Development Roast are bringing on board a host of new interns. Join us in welcoming our newest addition Garance Marcotte:

Garance is a recent graduate from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella where she obtained her Master’s degree in International Relations. Her fields of interest are sustainable development, renewable energies and human rights in Latin America.

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Cartoon Economics: How to save the world

This month, for our Monday graphics series, Development Roast has teamed up with FSG Books and University of Washington Professor of Economics, the world’s first and only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman to bring you a sneak peek into his book The Cartoon Introduction to EconomicsLearning should be fun, so for five weeks during October, to coincide with INESAD’s Fun Economics Month, Development Roast will share one of the fascinating and fun cartoons from Volume Two: Macroeconomics. Today’s cartoon shows how humility is the first rule in saving the world. Read More »

Cartoon Economics: Inflation is a lot like alcohol

This month, for our Monday graphics series, Development Roast has teamed up with FSG Books and University of Washington Professor of Economics, the world’s first and only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman to bring you a sneak peek into the second volume of his book The Cartoon Introduction to EconomicsLearning should be fun, so for five weeks during October, to coincide with INESAD’s Fun Economics Month, Development Roast will share one of the fascinating and fun cartoons from Volume Two: Macroeconomics. Today’s cartoon show why inflation is a lot like alcohol. Read More »

Cartoon Economics: “We are all dead in the long run”

This month, for our Monday graphics series, Development Roast has teamed up with FSG Books and University of Washington Professor of Economics, the world’s first and only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman to bring you a sneak peek into the second volume of his book The Cartoon Introduction to EconomicsLearning should be fun, so for five weeks during October, to coincide with INESAD’s Fun Economics Month, Development Roast will share one of the fascinating and fun cartoons from Volume Two: Macroeconomics. Today’s cartoon asks: What’s more important, short- or long-term growth and stability? Read More »

September Wrap Up from INESAD

Warm welcomes to four new interns at INESAD:

Mieke Dale-Harris, Adam Nelson, Allan Spessoto and Carolynn LookAt INESAD it is possible to do internships both remotely and in the main office in La Paz. This month we have made several international and multidisciplinary additions to the INESAD Team:

  • Mieke Dale-Harris is a psychology graduate from England and will work in the La Paz office for the next 6 months perfecting our website, writing for Development Roast and providing general research assistance for several different projects.
  • Adam Nelson is an American anthropologist living in Chicago. He is part of the Remote Research and Communications Team headed by Ioulia Fenton, Head of International Communications and Outreach at INESAD.
  • Allan Spessoto comes from Brazil but is currently studying International Development at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is also part of the Remote Research and Communications Team.
  • Carolynn Look comes from Germany and is a student of Chinese and Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, currently stationed in Beijing, China. She has previously worked together with Ioulia and was happy to be able to join the Remote Research and Communications Team.

On the 14th of August, we held a Welcome Friday Bar for the team members most recently arrived in La Paz: Mieke Dale-Harris, Marcelo Cardona and Luis Carlos Jemio.

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