Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
The odds are that we get through 2018 without war, mass capital flight, or a housing crash. But all the risks are medium probability, and the consequences could be dire.
The Chinese government will use its consolidated power to try to reign in some of the biggest problems facing its economy in 2018.
A new survey shows economic studies frequently report effects to be much larger than they actually are, leading to inflated claims about policy effectiveness and public benefit.
Small loans from governments and philanthropists are often held up as a route out of poverty. But proper research into whether they work is thin on the ground.
The final report of the EU's summit in Sweden makes generous use of the adjective "fair". With populism and xenophobia are on the rise, could this be the basis of a new narrative for Europe?
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
Cabinet papers released today by the National Archives show Working Nation began as a rational exercise but was soon overtaken by a desire to make the policy everything to everyone.
As Australia increasingly looks to Beijing for economic opportunities, questions must be asked about the true extent of China's economic strength
Here in the business and economy team at The Conversation, we love charts. This year we've made plenty of good ones with academics.
Rather than simply trying to trick people, the masters of marketing know it's much easier to understand and work with innate human flaws.
Discussions around inequality have lacked hard data – until now. A new report shows inequality levels across the globe.
According to a new study, there's a big gap between how much we think we spend on eating out and how much we're actually spending.
An analysis of more than 800 top-grossing films suggests diverse movies struggle in front of international audiences.
The federal government could restore its commitment to creating full employment in Australia, using its spending power to make up for any shortfall in private jobs as it did during the post-war boom.
Despite evidence to the contrary, we still view technological change today as being more rapid and dramatic in its consequences than ever before.
There are different measures of productivity and the nature of the UK’s problem depends on which one we are looking at.
You will find no revisionism in this foreign policy white paper; the first foreign policy white paper since 2003 is firmly in the camp of the status quo.
Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.
An economist explains why turkeys defy the economic laws of supply and demand.