New Series Introduction: International Trade

A little over a month ago we ran the series introduction on prescription drug pricing. This week we’d like to introduce you to our second initiative – international trade. During this past election cycle, the topic of international trade was front and center in President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign. For Mr. Trump, job loss in the…

Happy Thanksgiving from GPPR

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, some are left to wonder how the turkey—a large not particularly flavorful bird occupies so much attention as the symbol and centerpiece of Thanksgiving. Further, where are all these turkeys coming from if they only gain relevance seemingly one month per year? Quite counterintuitively, the turkey is not merely a cultural…

Technological Automation and the Soft Skill Revolution

In 2014 technology research firm Gartner projected that one-third of global jobs will be replaced by robotics, software, or machine learning by 2025. While technological advancements have been shifting entire labor markets since the beginning of time, the rate at which Moore’s Law is increasingly blurring the lines between algorithmic computing and human decision making…

The solar industry in a period of transition

Over the past 18 months, the solar industry has been in transition. Once flush with cash, living on the leading edge of energy innovation—at great cost—the solar industry is growing more financially stable and sustainable. Increasing pressure from investors and stakeholders indicates solar developers and distributors are capable of turning profits, but this transition is…

Five Things to Follow during the U.N. Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco

Several members of the Georgetown University community will attend the U.N. Climate Change Conference which began Monday, November 7th. In collaboration with McCourt’s Energy and Environment Association, GPPR will be bringing you reporting and analysis from the conference. Climate change. It’s a thing we all kind of know something about but maybe it’s a long…