The billionaires, business leaders and other elites who gathered in Davos praised the president's policies, yet research on the politics of economic growth suggests it's too soon to celebrate.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
The impetus to impose immigration restrictions to prevent entry of certain ethnic groups into the US is not a new one.
The House just passed its version of the tax plan, which includes about US$1 trillion in cuts for corporations. The question, who will be left holding the potato?
The narrative that Australia has "transitioned from the mining boom successfully" seems a lot like wishful thinking.
American lawmakers in the 1930s learned the hard way what happens when a country raises tariffs and makes other unilateral trade decisions.
The chair of the Federal Reserve is often considered the world's 'second-most-powerful person.' So who is Jerome Powell and why does it matter that he may soon head the Fed?
Why is it that the US -- which suffered a major downturn -- seems to have a stronger economy than Australia , which did not even go into recession in 2008-09?
Although Puerto Ricans are American citizens, what happens on the island tends to stay there, at least in terms of economic data.
If President Trump really wants to restore America's manufacturing might he should invest heavily in AI, the internet of things and other emerging technologies that are changing the world.
President Trump recently released his tax plan, but he's also said he wants to stimulate the economy with infrastructure spending. Is one more effective than the other at boosting growth?
Some fear that recent actions against China taken by the Trump administration mean we're on the verge of a trade war. What would be the cost?
The Federal Reserve lifted rates for the second time this year and expects to do so once more, suggesting it's fairly confident the economic recovery will continue. Is it overconfident?
UK voters delivered a devastating blow to the prime minister, who combined a populist message with her party's traditional economic policies. She may now face a power struggle.
While security concerns have punctuated the campaign's closing days, Brexit remains the most important issue on voters' minds. How the EU exit is managed will matter a great deal to US interests.
Pittsburgh's post-industrial economic resurgence is promising, a historian of the region writes, but there's a reason President Trump highlighted the area in his speech exiting the Paris climate deal.
At society's margins, people without access to the mainstream job economy are able to carve out lives rich in other resources and community.
A flurry of policy reversals in recent weeks suggests Trump has changed his tune from his populist campaign promises. Has he?
Nothing less than the fate of the global economy lies in the balance as the two strong-willed leaders sit down for their first one-on-one meeting.