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Economy

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 Megacity Initiative

The Megacity Initiative is a new media venture investigating the sustainable development of burgeoning urban centers around the world in order to more prudently integrate future city dwellers.

Beijing's 'Rat Tribe'

Living beneath Beijing's skyscrapers and residential blocks are an estimated 1 million migrant workers. Dubbed the "Rat Tribe", these low-wage workers make a home in windowless basement cubicles.

Guatemala: Meeting Global Demand for Coffee

Organic and fair trade coffee producers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala can earn more than conventional growers. This project explores the costs and benefits of obtaining these certifications.

Who Cares About Patagonia?

Patagonia, a region shared by Argentina and Chile, is well known for its unparalled panoramic views, unblemished status and remoteness. What will be the impact of a mega-project for dam construction?

Hispaniola's Unsteady Land

On the island of Hispaniola, conflict over land is putting people’s future on unsteady ground.

Colombia: Palm Oil and Paramilitaries

Colombia’s fast growing palm oil industry has been a boon to its economy. But behind it is a fight for land as farmers backed by paramilitaries push into indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.

Bulgaria 25 Years After Communism

A look at the intended—and unintended effects—of democracy on Bulgaria, a nation still undergoing social and economic upheaval, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Feeding China

China faces huge challenges in feeding its people sustainably and safely. Iowa and U.S. agribusinesses believe they have the solutions. Are they the right ones?

Peru: An Aging Revolution

Peru, along with the rest of Latin America, is experiencing one of the fastest demographic shifts in the world. Older people over 60 will outnumber children under 14 by 2040. Is the country ready?

Istanbul: Housing for the Displaced

Few world cities match the speed of Istanbul’s urban transformation. As new mass housing projects, business districts and suspended bridges dot the city’s horizon, the urban poor are being displaced.

This Week in Review: Drawing Divide

Senior Editor Tom Hundley shares this week's reporting—from the American Israeli attorney mapping for a two-state solution, to the deadly borders of Mexico.

This Week in Review: Untouchable

Today is International Women’s Day and the plight of women and children in crisis is a recurring theme in much of the reporting that the Pulitzer Center supports.

This Week in Review: What We Eat

Long a staple in the developing world, palm oil’s versatility and long shelf-life are fueling a surging demand that has turned it into a lucrative cash crop--with devastating consequences.

This Week in Review: Game Changer

On the surface, Poland would not seem to have much in common with Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. But dig beneath the surface in both places and you find shale gas, a potential source of cheap energy.

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