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.

Latest

A Shifting Orthodoxy on Rice

Filipinos are experimenting with organic growth methods and ditching the debt-trap chemical alternatives.

Why Filipinos Should be Worried

The Philippines needs to become less vulnerable to the global economy and more rooted in local production for local consumption.

Crisis as Opportunity

How is the Philippines responding to the "triple crises of vulnerability": the global economic crisis, the food crisis and the spreading environmental crises of water, forests, fisheries and climate?

The IPS Annual Report 2009

The Institute for Policy Studies entered 2009 determined to help transform the hope that surrounded Obama's historic victory into meaningful change.

Change Can Be Tougher Than Hope

The Obama administration can learn from its first year's setbacks to guide the country in the right direction in 2010.
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