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The international economy, shaped by governments, businesses and other actors, touches the lives of everyone in the world. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “Economy” feature reporting that covers business, workers and the impact of global capitalism on people’s lives. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on the economy.

 

The Land Alcoa Dammed

A struggling country's past and future are shaped by Alcoa and its aluminum. Alcoa's dam electrified the South American country of Suriname even as it drowned a jungle.

Philippines and Indonesia: The Cost of Gold

Tiny children and teens toil in the gold mines of the Philippines and Indonesia. A risky, often deadly, business, child labor is growing as families rush to exploit the worldwide demand for gold.

Along the Burma Road: Soft Power and Piracy

The geopolitics of Southeast Asia are shifting rapidly and China's influence can be seen in the shipping routes along the Mekong--and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.

Papua New Guinea: Exxon Mobil's Gas Project

Is Exxon Mobil's natural gas project a heaven-sent opportunity to boost Papua New Guinea’s GDP, or a threat to the 60,000 people who can claim "customary ownership" of the land that will be affected?

Brain Gain and Its New Beneficiaries

Traditional exporters of migrants have become importers, turning the old paradigm on its head. The recent "brain gain" has presented new opportunities – and challenges – for Brazil, China and others.

Afghanistan's Unsustainable Waters

Trans-boundary water tensions with Iran and Pakistan cast a shadow on the development of Afghanistan's mainly agricultural economy.

Europe's Siege on Democracy

Europe’s economic crisis has become intertwined with disturbing anti-democratic trends and the rise of extremist politics. Bill Wheeler looks at the fallout in Hungary and Greece.

Mexico: Emptying the World's Aquarium

The Sea of Cortez is—or was—a vast and lush underwater paradise. Industrial fishing operations are now decimating the sea's bounty. Tuna, red snapper, and shark are all but gone.

Russia’s Nuclear Renaissance

As a global debate rages over nuclear power's future as a safe and clean energy source, Russia is aggressively pursuing nuclear expansion at home and abroad.

Thailand's Trash: Is There Room For Sustainability?

In Thailand, one of the world's most rapidly developing countries, sustainability often takes the backseat to economic growth. But rising levels of pollution and depletion could be disastrous.

Youth Narratives of the Greek Crisis

In a changing political and social environment Greek youth face the consequences of the debt crisis and at the same time re-examine their identity and values.

This Week in Review: The Children Left Behind

Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on the military coup in Mali's capital, Bamako and the feature on the families of China's migrant factory workers.

This Week in Review: Waste Land

Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on water and sanitation in Liberia and Kenya's mountainous dump site called Dandora, as well as our 2012 student fellows.

Social Media Week: Innovations in the Developing World

Competition organizers challenge entrepreneurs to create technology that solves communication, privacy, and infrastructure problems in the developing world.