The global middle class

Zhang Yingyi, a 30-year-old administrative assistant and a mother of a three-year-old girl, smiles as she poses for a photograph at her home in Shanghai, China,

Homi Kharas, senior fellow and co-director of Global Economy and Development, discusses his report, “The unprecedented expansion of the global middle class” and explores the challenges and opportunities this brings in emerging and developing economies.

Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, provides her regular “What’s Happening in Congress” update. This week: the investigative options available to Congress and the impact on the Republicans’ legislative agenda.

Show Notes:

The unprecedented expansion of the global middle class

Can Asia reach high-income? 

Making everyone count: A clock to track world poverty in real time

On congressional Democrats’ response to Comey’s dismissal

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, and Rebecca Viser.

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