Nearly one-fifth of US GDP is spent on health care. Where does all of that money go?
Data suggests a smart-meter plan to shift electricity use to off-peak hours has had almost no impact.
Research finds higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has scheduled its 15-year-old mining code for review. The country must ensure reform that benefits its people.
Understanding what parts of society are susceptible to natural hazards and why, is key for emergency services and risk managers.
Canada's economy faces a radical shift as abundant energy and resources could propel the country toward a Star Trek future.
The prevailing mandate of the South African Reserve Bank is informed by sound economics and the need to protect the institution from the whims of politicians.
A new study finds that giving small loans to very poor people reduces both the incidence and depth of poverty in the developing world.
It was going pretty well until 2017 began.
South Africa's Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane has touched on two highly contentious issues: the unresolved bailout for a local bank three decades ago. And the role of the country's Reserve Bank.
Even though the shift towards part-time employment has actually been happening for many years, it now appears to be slowing.
It's time South Africa stopped stereotyping its young people as being disinterested and morally bankrupt and started engaging them.
Achievement is largely locked in by the age of 25, so those who do not have a Year 12 qualification by then are unlikely ever to have one.
A new study of how frequently certain words were used between 1800 and 2000 shows that political power as a guiding principle is more important than money and religious belief.
Rethinking work is crucial for industrialised and emerging economies, where job losses are being felt even in the presence of substantial, although diminishing, economic growth.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) roadmap towards greater regional trade integration and development is a good start but lacks detail.
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.
South Africa has recorded two consecutive GDP contractions. What does it mean?
Our approach to economic growth has done more harm than good and must be be replaced with more appropriate goals.
Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.