Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer win the Nobel Prize for Economics 'for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty'.
Fish for sale in a Dakar, Senegal.
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Small-scale fisheries buffer poverty and hunger in coastal countries.
Will the tax promises from the Liberals and Conservatives put more money in your pocket?
Taxation is one tool politicians think they can use to influence the economy and make life fairer for Canadians.
The US is one of a few countries that still uses private prisons.
AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
Private prisons have long been a topic of controversy in the U.S. A professor of sociology explains what they are and why they matter.
Alvin Roth exposes his work on “disgusting markets” at the European Meeting of the ESA (Economic Science Association) on 7 September in Dijon, France.
Stanford professor's research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
Germany's rising inequality shows what happens when consumers and companies don't widely embrace innovation.
Storm clouds are gathering.
Political leaders are ignoring dangerous threats to American national sovereignty, security and citizens' peace of mind.
Have you ever wondered why U.S. money is green?
The color of American money goes back to the British colonies.
A customer waits for the world’s longest flight from Singapore to Newark.
AP Photo/Wong Maye-E
The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we'd want to make it any longer.
The movement to ban miniature toiletries isn’t likely to make a dent in the global plastic crisis.
InterContinental Hotels Group plans to switch miniature toiletries for bulk products, but it isn't likely to do as much for the environment as activists might think.
Winning the support of workers may be key to Democrats winning the 2020 election.
Hillary Clinton arguably lost in 2020 because she took workers for granted. Will Democrats make the same mistake again?
China retaliated with tariffs on U.S. imports after Trump imposed tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports.
Reuters/Ng Han Guan
The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing down. Here's what readers need to know.
Wall Street traders watch as Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks.
The Fed's decision to cut interest rates for the first time since 2008 could lead to economic policies that are even more reckless.
Collective bargaining isn’t enough to revive labor unions.
Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.
Wayfair workers protested their employer’s decision to sell beds to immigrant detention facilities.
A new kind of capitalism is emerging in which companies value communities, the environment and workers just as much as profits. Even the Business Roundtable agrees.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is taking ‘extraordinary measures’ to avoid busting the debt ceiling.
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The US hit the debt ceiling in March and is expected to run out of ways to get around the new $22 trillion limit by September. An economist explains why the ceiling is a dysfunctional relic.
In New England, where most land is privately owned, research shows that land conservation promotes economic growth.
Harvard Forest/Ryan Burton
Protecting land from being developed intuitively may seem like a drag on local economies, but research in New England finds that it has the opposite effect.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
The latest data is not promising – central banks must react accordingly.