Samuel Berlinski and Matías Busso Technology has increased productivity in the workplace and shaped the way we use our free time and the way we socialize. So why is technology not at the core of classroom learning? Funding to equip schools and students with technology is usually considered one of the biggest challenges, especially in the developing world. But finding … [Read more...] about Blackboards versus Laptops: Challenges of Using Technology in Education
By Carlos Echevarría* Modernization of the Macho River hydroelectric plant in Costa Rica has created more than 300 direct jobs and will supply electricity to more than 228,000 homes. Springing from the virgin forests of Cerro de la Muerte (Death Peak) in Costa Rica, crystal clear waters form a powerful outflow that creates the Macho River and are a source of energy for … [Read more...] about The Macho River: Source of Life, Electricity and Employment
Joint blog post with Gustavo Crespi The relationship between innovation and employment has never been an easy one. For a long time innovation was seen as a potential threat to employment and economists got to the point of defining technological unemployment as a disease. The argument was that technological change could create unemployment through the substitution of … [Read more...] about Is innovation a threat to employment in Latin America?