Academics from different disciplines come Head to Head in this series to tackle topical debates.
While the euro's survival for two decades is evidence of its success, it was born with fundamental problems that have weakened it, leading to near-constant crisis.
Stock markets have plunged in recent months on concerns over Trump's trade war and the possibility of a recession. An economist explains how stocks are like used cars – and lemons.
An employment law expert explains why it's time CEOs had to follow the same rules and harassment policies as every other employee.
When poorer countries print more money, it doesn't make them richer – it just means people need more money to buy the same things.
It's not a scam. It also won't make you fabulously wealthy. Initiative Q wants a stable private currency for payments processing rather than a vehicle for speculation.
In 2008, the first undated coin was introduced in the UK for more than 300 years.
A lucky South Carolinian may soon have a windfall of more than $1.5 billion. Academic research has some suggestions about what the lucky person should do next.
The lottery’s jackpot has swelled to that eye-watering sum, but research suggests hopeful ticket holders should be careful what they wish for.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been running wild in recent years, soaring and then plunging in value. A few stories from The Conversation's archive offer a glimpse into their world.
Around 1 in 8 Americans was poor in 2017. That doesn't compare well to other developed nations.
A gaming industry expert explains how casinos' ability to hide the price of a slot spin ensures a reliable stream of revenue from even the savviest of gamblers.
Venezuela recently devalued its bolivar by 95 percent to tame rabid hyperinflation that has been sending prices on everyday goods through the roof. If history is a guide, it won't work.
Global travelers are being increasingly asked if they want to pay for local purchases in terms of their home country currency. Here's why you should resist the strong temptation to do so.
Scam emails and phone calls are on the rise as it becomes ever easier to orchestrate fraud from anywhere in the world. New research sheds light on what makes some of us more susceptible than others.
Wealth addiction is as powerful as any other, but instead of urging addicts to get help, we often admire them. Yet they do much more damage to the world at large than your average coke fiend.
Most people agree that children should be taught to manage money — but who decides what they learn, and who is responsible for teaching them?
The evolution of cryptocurrency and how it is replacing modern cash.
When the penny was introduced in 1971, a pint of milk cost 5p. You can't buy anything with pennies anymore.
New research shows that many adults across the world are financially illiterate and unable to complete even basic mathematical calculations.