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Elias Kühn von Burgsdorff

Student of History and Economics at McGill University. Elias has a passion for journalism and travel. Although he is German, Elias was born in South Africa and has lived in several countries including Mozambique, Slovakia, Belgium, Cuba, and now Canada.

Rethinking the Economics of Poverty

Why would a man in Morocco who does not have enough to eat buy a television? Why would poor households in China consume less rice and wheat when they become cheaper? Questions like these puzzle policy-makers and economists alike but need to be answered in order to formulate effective remedies for feeding the hungry. Anti-poverty policies are far too often ...

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