Most researchers use the UN's Human Development Index to measure each country's progress, but that system has flaws. A new, simplified index aims to do it better.
Morals and the markets can mix after all.
A scholar who has worked with asylum-seekers for a decade explains why the legal path to safety is challenging for the migrants currently traveling through Mexico.
The Reserve Bank is worried that a further tightening of lending standards could take the air out of the housing bubble quickly. Here's how.
The death of the rules-based world order that supports the global economy and free trade has been greatly exaggerated.
Labor says it will wave through the 11-nation Trans Pacific Partnership deal, then amend it in government. That won't be easy.
A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
Paul Romer and William Nordhaus both developed the field of economic growth.
Americans seem to believe trade deficits are a bad thing, partly because of arguments suggesting they mean the US is 'losing.' An economist explains why that's rubbish.
Canada, the US and Mexico have signed a deal to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. But what's actually changed?
It's when times are good that the seeds of the next financial crisis are sown.
It's been 10 years since the U.S. signed into law a scheme to print money, essentially, and save the financial sector amid the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. Did it work? And who's truly benefitted?
Many US coastal towns are building defenses to protect against rising seas and storms. This can encourage people to stay in place when they should be moving inland.
A new study shows that natural disasters enrich white victims while hurting people of color, worsening wealth inequality. And government aid contributes to the problem.
Pollution is killing people in the developing world at an alarming rate. While there are many reasons for this, one looms large: China.
People think migrants are draining Australia's resources. But if we were to cut down on migration, it would also make sense to introduce policies that limit numbers of international tourists.
The universal basic income movement has a major problem: both critics and even many supporters don’t understand how much it would really cost.
Apple became the world's 'biggest' company because of its sky-high valuation. But in the past, the largest companies were known for more meaningful metrics such as revenue and number of employes.
The Trump administration is considering a change to capital gains that could be a windfall for the rich. A scholar explains what they are and how they're taxed.
The president says he's fighting his trade war because a generation of free trade has failed working-class Americans. An economist explains why tariffs will only make things worse.