John Cavanagh

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John Cavanagh

John Cavanagh has led the Institute for Policy Studies as its director since 1998 after directing its Global Economy Project for 14 years. In 2015, he will help shape the New Economy Maryland fellowship curriculum.

Before joining the Institute’s staff in 1983, he worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Health Organization. He is the co-author of 10 books and numerous articles on the global economy, including Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match (2008, Paradigm Publishers), written with Robin Broad. John earned a BA from Dartmouth College and a MA from Princeton University.

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Unconventional Wisdom: Bread and Roses

Ponder the 100th anniversary of one of the most important strikes in American labor history, a key moment in the history that now leads us to the Occupy movement.

VIDEO: World Bank Protest, Pacific Rim v. El Salvador

On December 15, 2011, a number of civil society groups came together to oppose the World Bank tribunal that is deciding the case Pacific Rim v. El Salvador, a case that may set a precedent for future tribunals and chart a devastating course for El Salvador.

Can Danilo Atilano Feed the World?

Industrial agriculture advocates say organic farming cannot produce enough food for 7 billion people. A group of rice farmers in the Philippines is proving them wrong.

Ideas into Action in Durban

This week, IPS is taking its ideas to the UN Climate Change Summit in South Africa.
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