The Corbynomics of commuting.
The author of Corbynomics makes the case for studying 'real-world' economics.
Does a boom in babies give the economy a boost or cause a bust?
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Research shows baby booms are generally bad news for the economy – at least for the boom's babies.
Time to reorder the flags?
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Back in 2001, a Goldman Sachs economist said Brazil, Russia, India and China would become the powerhouses of the global economy in the coming decades. Is that still in the cards?
Expect to see more ships on the horizon, as global shipping booms. But how well are we measuring and governing what happens at sea?
As the world's land-based economies struggle with around 2% GDP growth, the global marine economy – often talked about as "the blue economy" – is a bright light on the horizon.
Completed in 2009, Citi Field is the home of the New York Mets – and part of a recent wave of new ballparks.
TV ratings are down, but the rebirth of the ballpark could be a reason that the sport still boasts the highest total attendance of any in the world.
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"Nudge" economics have been embraced by policy makers. But how does it fare against more traditional ways of altering behaviour?
Jeremy getting in touch with his pre-Thatcher side.
The frontrunner for the Labour leadership has some good ideas that were rejected by voters when they elected Margaret Thatcher.
All my own work!
Summer has never truly arrived in Britain until we can enjoy those great traditional events of the season: Wimbledon, a major cricket test series, and an emergency post-election budget from George Osborne…
Happiness about a new car is relative - it depends on your expectations and on what other people have.
While the economics of happiness has boomed, the economics of unhappiness has been neglected. Yet there are many objective sources of unhappiness that good economic research might tackle productively.
No Cable extension.
The dismal science has had a dismal verdict from the UK electorate, and the new government isn't coming to the rescue either.
Unlike the brain, the unemployment rate is fairly simple.
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Economics isn't brain surgery, so why is a neurosurgeon-turned-presidential candidate dismissing the latest unemployment report?
Zannoni’s 1771 Map of the British Isles shows the heart of the “civilised” world – at least according to Adam Smith when he was writing The Wealth of Nations.
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To burnish the virtues of "civilised" Europe, Adam Smith relies on a barrage of racial insults. Where did his information about the so-called "savage peoples" come from in the first place?
Imagine a radically shrunken economy with 45% of all national income reserved for the state and you've just scratched the surface of the Greens' economic vision.
A fantasy about free markets in primitive society lies at the heart of Adam Smith’s wealth of nations – but did they ever exist?
The myth that our primitive forebears were capitalists at heart is fundamental to Adam Smith's arguments in The Wealth of Nations.
Could they be after your job?
There are very few jobs that are can't be done in principle by robots and artificial intelligence. What will you do when a robot takes your job?
Nick Clegg reckons Britain could have gone the way of its struggling European neighbour but for the coalition's cuts. But does the claim stand up?
Adam Smith used parables, morality tales, and canine analogies to explain his theories of economics.
A careful study of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations reveals that its influence lies not in Smith’s ability to construct an argument – but in his skill as teller of tall tales.
Servers. Servants or masters?
When we think about income and wealth inequalities we are tempted to lay blame on the old way of doing things. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty picks out inherited money as a driver…
Save or consume? Research suggests wine makes a poor financial investment.
Investing in fine wines has become increasingly popular over the past few decades as many in the viticulture industry have promoted fermented grapes as a way to boost returns and diversify a portfolio…
By backing a new Charter for Budget Responsibility, the main political parties in Britain want to persuade you that they’re legally obliged to balance the books within three years. Fortunately, it’s not…