Our feelings of self-worth and contentment are no longer the preserve of writers and artists. Science has made measurement of our well-being a viable alternative to the banalities of economic output.
Moves to measure country progress in other ways to GDP are on the rise. Here's how happiness researchers are changing the game.
Forecasts are crucial for all economic and business activity. But looking into the future involves uncertainty and risk. Forecasts may be inaccurate, which creates a serious dilemma for policy makers
The Coalition government will retain power if it can convince both business and voters it understands Australia's economic challenges.
Low inflation gives the RBA scope to cut rates in coming months but a lot will turn on whether we continue to see persistently weak GDP growth.
Stock markets have been falling all year on concern the world risks slipping into a recession, which begs the question: how would we know if we were in one?
China posted its lowest annual GDP growth since 1990 – at 6.9% – but it's not cause for undue concern.
The credit-ratings agencies are already circling to cut the UK's grade if it votes to leave the EU. Here's how their calculations work, and what we should do about it.
China's population policy shift has some worried – and at the heart of it is a philosophical dilemma.
Funding for South African higher education is inadequate considering past inequalities. Even more alarming is the fact that plans for research development and innovation in science remain elusive.
We have all the tools to achieve economic growth and environmental sustainability - we just have to choose to use them.
Ignore the gloom around prospects for emerging markets. There are diamonds in the rough.
The widely accepted concept of economic prosperity - GDP - increasingly fails to measure human well-being.
One of the experts behind the ONS' well-being project explains why it's so important for the government to know how you're feeling.
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.
A new Tory government, but true-blue business owners might be feeling short-changed.
Investing in science, technology and innovation can help give Nigeria a positive lift in many sectors of the economy.
A living wage grabs the headlines, but sluggish productivity is a harder nut to crack than that.
An economic recovery underpinned by household debt is storing up problems for an ideological chancellor.
The amount our workers produce has been stagnant for a while now, but there is a boost to be had in increasing labour force involvement in their jobs and the business.