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Published on Oct 20, 2013
New lenses are being established to evaluate global development progress and policy. Professor Susan Randolph focuses on one of these new lenses in particular: the SERF Index, which examines the extent to which countries ensure that their citizens enjoy the full range of basic capabilities as enumerated in the International Covenant for Economic and Social Rights. Are economic and social rights an obstacle to economic growth, or do they go hand in hand? Randolph is an Associate Professor in the Economics and Agricultural and Resource Economics Departments at the University of Connecticut, and is also the Co-Director of the Economic and Social Rights Initiative.
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