High levels of inequality damage our health, harm social cohesion and act as a brake on economic performance.
President Trump has discussed firing Fed Chair Jerome Powell over the central bank's interest rate policies. Research shows this kind of political meddling is usually bad for the economy.
A fast growing economy that creates jobs will not automatically reduce youth unemployment due to systemic barriers faced by young people, including skills shortages and malfunctioning labour markets.
As Zambia's case study shows, the benefits of boosting investment in cigarette manufacturing run the risk of being wiped out by the health and economic development costs of increasing smoking.
A showdown with Iran over some oil tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf could push the US into its next Mideast war, writes a scholar of military aggression.
Arming young people with financial capabilities does improve their employment prospects, but how exactly is still not clear. One possibility is that financial literacy boosts their confidence
Inequality persists in post-apartheid South Africa, reflecting the distribution of power. Reversing this will require changing the social processes and relations that underpin it.
Never mind the future – rich countries have already benefited from climate change, while poor countries have suffered dramatic economic losses.
Modi has had mixed successes in delivering on big promises to transform India's economy.
President Trump has been attacking the Federal Reserve for months and appears intent on nominating political allies to its board. An economist explain what typically happens next.
As India grapples with boosting the number of jobs available to people, it must ensure it does not leave women behind.