A deep recession, a severe drought and a plunging currency have led to the biggest bailout in IMF history. The government hopes it can avoid the meltdowns that followed past crises.
An easily accessible database that consolidates studies by researchers based in sub-Saharan Africa aims to raise its visibility and impact.
For online gamblers, there are many attractions to offshore sights, so governments must focus on arming consumers with better knowledge about its risk.
A battle over the Second Amendment is exactly the wrong way to think about the government's role in the firearms industry.
From the 20th-century process of policy trial and error, the nations that married the strengths of markets and government came out ahead.
The president says immigration is bad for the US economy. Economists disagree.
What does the evidence say about the policy measures announced in the budget?
Plato suggested we leave complex things to experts and Aristotle suggested we leave them to the people. That tension has carried through to modern debates about where expertise belongs.
The South African budget speech echoed the theme of rebuilding set out by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation address.
Developing a map of African countries' water poverty levels offers a transparent analysis for policymakers, governments and organisations that deal with water issues.
The promised marijuana legalization date of July 2018 is approaching fast. Many outstanding regulatory issues -- such as online sales and occupational health and safety -- pose urgent challenges.
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.
There were some African food security initiatives from 2017 that deserve a special mention for the precedent they set.
Linking policymakers with research relevant for implementing the SDGs is difficult. But building strong relationships between them and researchers is a good place to start.
The effects of terrorism in one country spill over across national borders to reduce the trade of other nations. This reduction in trade is long lived and may make it harder to combat terrorism.
Behavioural economics is severely limited in its approach to inequality. Fortunately, other psychological approaches are better suited.
What would you prefer: spleen diet, fish custard, or a modern prison meal?
The current retirement system is unsustainable. We could learn from the way higher education is funded.
Australians are in favour of housing affordability changes that the government still doesn't support, an ANU poll shows.
The restaurant chain may well be trying to head off union pressure and sidestep collective action ... but a win is a win.