About the Journal
More in depth than a blog. Shorter, more understandable than most academic research! The Commentaries published in the Journal in Applied Research asks questions about economic development that you want to ask, but no one wants to answer.
The Journal combines street-level experience with the best ED theory and research, sensitive to the time needs of professionals, but offering a demanding, yet lighter and readable approach to difficult questions and complex topics. Crafted by a sarcastic, skeptical blather mouth “Curmudgeon” with decades of experience, a PhD, and a now-expired CEcD, how could you go wrong?
Organized into SEVEN THEMES the Commentary reviews, critiques, and informs readers about the best and most important books, articles, and think-tank policy and research.
Our reviews provide a solid perspective to give you a professional edge — without the professional pomposity.
The Journal’s Motto: “MORE THAN YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW”