As House Democrats prepare their agenda for the next two years, dealing with America's massive fiscal gap should be at the top of their list.
While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.
Westminster holds its power tight, but that could be bad news for cities and regions.
A scholar who has worked with asylum-seekers for a decade explains why the legal path to safety is challenging for the migrants currently traveling through Mexico.
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.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
Public trust in government is sliding and there's a perception that a small elite is reaping the benefits of political influence. This points to the need for a federal anti-corruption body.
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.
It's been a rough ride lately, but maybe, just maybe, the PM could now navigate her way to Brexit success.
Location counts when it comes to sustainable development.
The dangers of AI solutionism need to be addressed.
Two experts argue for and against government intervention when it comes to fixing low wage growth.
The ban on Queensland Members of Parliament using encrypted messaging apps for government business should be accompanied by a willingness to strengthen official accountability across the board.
Inclusionary planning schemes can reduce land costs and ensure that affordable homes are well located near jobs and services.
In it's first inclusion in the Open Budget Index of 115 countries, Australia ranks 12th.
The US is only the 18th happiest country in the world. That's the lowest ranking since reporting began in 2012. What are policymakers doing wrong?
Science advisers can make important contributions to environmental policy and decision making by government. But we should expect even more.
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
History tells us governments do not always get what they wish for, and in fact often perverse outcomes flow from policy choices.
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.