Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher
Tag Archives: demography
Fewer wars, less civil strife, better control of disease and famine have made way for an economic rebound on the African continent based on the resurgence of a huge consumer market. Africa has China-scale demographics. Today, there are more than 500 million people of working age on the continent. By 2040, their number is projected […]
Clyde Prestowitz, speculating on the reason young Israelis are more pessimistic than young Egyptians. ” …the average GDP per capita is indeed high in Israel, but the bulk of the GDP goes to a thin slice or the richest portion of society. The gap between rich and poor in Israel is among the world’s highest. […]
While there is so little activity on trade agreements or negotiations and only promises of innovation in trade policy, I’ve been paying closer attention to other things. Demography, of course, and in this case epidemiology. It took twenty thousand centuries for life-expectancy to double. But it grew by as much again in just one century […]