Emerging Markets Institute

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Brazil’s healthcare system: A slow march towards progress

Nick Mitilenes MBA/MS ’21 analyzes Brazil’s possibility of overcoming the challenges presented by constitutionally mandated healthcare.

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Reflections of an Emerging Markets Institute case competition judge

Ari Betof reflects on his experience judging the Emerging Markets Institute Case Competition and advocates for international-focused programs.

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Latin America’s role in the global economy following COVID-19 lockdowns

Diego Calvillo de la Garza, MBA ’22, discusses the Emerging Market Institute’s webinar on future prospects for the economies of Latin American countries.

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Is Cuba’s “army of white coats” medical diplomacy or contemporary slavery?

Cornell Emerging Markets Institute Fellow Sunayana Karra comments on the benefits and pitfalls of Cuba’s physician export business.

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Institutional and societal values challenge modernizing emerging markets

Sunny Chai ’24 reflects on EMI visiting speaker Johanna Mair’s concept of modernizing emerging economies’ market structures.

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WeChat and Tiktok bans and their implications for future U.S.-China relations

EMI Fellow David Wu dissects Trump’s bans on WeChat and TikTok, the Biden administration’s response, and the impact on US-China relations.

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Taper Tantrum Versus the Current Reflationary Scare

Gautam Jain analyzes the US 10-year yield and its effect on emerging market economies, comparing 2013’s Taper Tantrum to today’s reflationary scare.

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Emerging markets speaker Hausmann presents his Scrabble theory of economic development

Gaurav Trivedi, MBA ’19, reflects on guest speaker Ricardo Hausmann’s lecture about connections between technological advancement and income growth.

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Miles Ahead: China, Huawei, and 5G

A champion in 5G technology, the Chinese multinational firm Huawei stands out for its absolute advantages over the competition.