Arthur is an MA student in the Department of Economics at George Mason University, an MA Fellow at the Mercatus Center, and a researcher at PolicyEngine. Previously, he graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in philosophy and a minor in religious studies. His research interests include development economics, urbanism, immigration, and effective altruism.
Each month, the CCI team selects a new book to read and discuss together. Our book club selections cover a wide range of topics that are relevant to charter cities, but they are most often related to development, urban issues, and governance. In this ongoing series, reviewers will offer summaries of the books we’ve read and share some of the highlights from our discussions.
Always an insightful conversation with Charter Cities Institute Founder and Chairman Mark Lutter who returns to the podcast to share his perspective on network cities, charter city trends, and more.
In 2011 the charismatic Michael Sata, leader of the Popular Front, was elected President of Zambia. His manifesto blamed slow economic growth and poverty reduction on the cautious macroeconomic policies