10 Must-read economics stories of the week, 03 May 2019

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A side event at the Warren Buffet Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting asks why women and minorities control less than 1% of assets under management, America’s global trade wars have Americans milking fewer cows and why some researchers say the price of China’s Belt and Road Initiative is too high – here’s your list of this week’s most interesting stories, curated by Bank Vice President Dr. Jennifer Blanke.

  1. The internet isn’t gender equitable. New research reveals stark differences in women and men’s experiences online from access and privacy, online identity and the internet’s perceived threat to safety, to building online communities and reporting digital abuse. (Google)
  2. Despite more women being hired to boardrooms, gender diversity is still low. Listen to the Wall Street Journal reporter and editor Vanessa Fuhrmans explain what's causing this paradoxical problem. (MarketPlace)
  3. What oil at $100 a barrel would mean for the world economy. Bloomberg answers top questions about who stands to gain – and lose. (Bloomberg)
  4. OpEd: the world’s next big growth challenge. The economic performance of lower-income developing countries will be crucial to reducing poverty further. (The Council on Foreign Relations)
  5. Inequality beyond neoliberalism: what the Brookings Institution sees as future policies for more inclusive growth. (Brookings Institution)
  6. It’s time for the Warren Buffet Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. This year, a side event in Omaha looks at why women and minorities control less than 1% of assets under management. (Omaha World Herald)
  7. Stung by Trump’s trade wars, Wisconsin’s milk farmers face extinction. In the past two years, nearly 1,200 of the state’s dairy farms have stopped milking cows. (New York Times via the Star Advertiser)
  8. The Mexican Government’s six-year development plan targets eradication of poverty. More job opportunities, improved security will put an end to emigration: report. (Mexico News Daily)
  9. China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Why the price is too high. (Wharton Knowledge)
  10. What South Africa can teach us as worldwide inequality grows. (Time magazine via Yahoo Finance)

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