Calestous Juma believed that Africa needed an integrated science, technology and innovation framework. The continent can make this happen.
Universities play a vital role in promoting economic growth, something the writers of the Republican tax plan have apparently forgotten.
Many provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have been suspended after the United States pulled out. But there's still much to debate about the regional free trade agreement.
The problem with Africa's model of industrial growth is that it privileges the formal at the expense of the informal and big corporations at the expense of small businesses.
Breast cancer could kill 76,000 Indian women a year by 20220, according to new research.
Taking a look at the likely contenders for the Memorial Prize in Economics gives us an idea of where economics is and where it is headed.
The 2007-08 financial crisis affected the world's advanced economies in profound ways and the ripple effects continue to today.
The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could do much more to tap their innovation potential
A year after Congress passed its plan to fix Puerto Rico's US$123 billion debt and pension crisis, little has changed for the lives of Puerto Ricans.
Blockchain technology is familiar to us in the form of digital currency bitcoin. And if it makes it way to the mainstream, could it change the way the world does business forever?
The housing market is too volatile to look at prices alone. If you want to understand the housing market you need to look at the wider economy.
Every day brings new calls for sustainability, as humanity's actual behaviour moves ever further away from it. What can we learn from an obscure Austrian philosopher?
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?
New research shows uncertainty isn't the cause of slow economic growth. But that could change if the government isn't clearer about policies.
South Africa has recorded two consecutive GDP contractions. What does it mean?
The Trump administration's cuts to social programs like career and technical education would deal a blow to its efforts to boost economic growth.
Some seem to think the RBA is bullish on growth, but reading between the lines it seems to be hedging.
After years of deflation and disinflation, the economy is "reflating". But it might not last.
South Africa celebrates Freedom Day this week amid growing discontent over misrule by President Zuma and the ANC. This has led to increased calls for ethical and caring leaders.
A border adjustment tax would raise government revenue and boost jobs in export-driven industries, which tend to concentrate in the embattled manufacturing sector.