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Osborne's budget passed after a rollercoaster week of objections and debate. But it still fails to address the parlous state of the British economy.
Many university degrees require a high level of maths skill.
Lowering maths prerequisites to study science, engineering and commerce at university has led to students playing catch up for years. This should be fixed.
A curriculum can't be decolonised by simply removing content. This denies students the chance to participate in local policy debates and the global job market. A more nuanced approach is needed.
A study in resilience.
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Markets have been on a rocky ride all year on concerns another recession looms. Here are a few lessons we can learn from the last one.
How much will it cost to fumigate the streets of Haiti?
How does an institution like the World Bank come to put a price tag on a virus like Zika or any other health calamity?
Tackling extremism, building happier adults and delivering a generation that can adapt to rapid change. Putting thinking and thinkers at the heart of the curriculum should be an easy decision.
Dark times? Night falls in Davos.
We live in changing times. Let's hope the power brokers work out how to manage them.
Nelson Mandela with his predecessor FW de Klerk. Tough questions are being raised about the compromises Mandela made for South Africa’s transition to democracy.
South Africa's transition into democracy involved compromises that left white privilege intact and black poverty undiminished. Here are a dozen of Mandela's economic deals that need to be undone.
Whose money pile is growing was a key issue in 2015.
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Our scholars delivered a steady supply of research and analysis on what was a busy year in business and economics.
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Challenging, inspiring and funny: a handful of our economics writers share the favourite books they read this year.
The crisis has changed its colours.
The loans that plunged the world into financial chaos a decade ago are beginning to appear again. Just how scared should you be?
No two alike?
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A US Federal Reserve paper has come to the alarming conclusion that economics research is usually not replicable.
Who will stand out after Wednesday’s debate?
Candidates sparred among themselves and the media but still managed to debate some of the key economic issues that matter most to Americans – though they ignored a few.
Dam useful: what have beavers done for you lately?
Listing the value of bees, beavers and others on the pages of the world's financial press helps to show that ecosystems deliver benefits worth staggering amounts of money - yet we scarcely keep track of it.
Deaton celebrates his award at Princeton on Monday.
The annual economics award recognises the value of micro analysis and good, old-fashioned legwork.
Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Christopher Pyne says he will release his ‘inner revolutionary’ to help make Australia’s economy more innovative.
Australia's economic complexity is declining and it's not a good thing.
Minneapolis learned the tragic consequences of crumbling infrastructure in 2007.
Our roads, bridges and schools are in dire need of aid, and the economic benefits of investment far outweigh the financial costs.
What does economics have to do with a revolver?
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Works of fiction are brimming with economic principles, but perhaps none more so than the detective story.
New broom. Corbyn and McDonnell are building a new economic policy.
One of Jeremy Corbyn's picks for his economic advisory team is doubtful about the viability of a Robin Hood tax, but sees little obstacle to public ownership in the banking sector.
Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, protected as the world’s first national park in 1872. But how do we best protect nature in the future?
You can't simply 'value' nature as though it were a commodity able to be bought and sold.