Despite the technological advances that humanity has known for millennia, the standard of living did not begin to rise until around 1800.
South Africa will be well advised to start preparing itself for an International Monetary Fund programme as the country faces a deepening economic crisis.
Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.
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.
Although Puerto Ricans are American citizens, what happens on the island tends to stay there, at least in terms of economic data.
South Africa waits with bated breath for the 2017 medium term budget policy statement from new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, as it might reveal key signals of where economic policy is headed.
A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself.
Theresa May wants to rapidly increase the supply of affordable homes, but will have to tread carefully on Britain's talismanic property wealth.
The 2007-08 financial crisis affected the world's advanced economies in profound ways and the ripple effects continue to today.
Mexico has traditionally been NAFTA's biggest loser. But Canada is at risk if the U.S. gets its way in removing a dispute settlement mechanism from the deal in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations.
Australia's GPI, a broad measure of national wellbeing, has stalled since 1974. So what has been the point of huge population and GDP growth since then if we and our environment are no better off?
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.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says Australia will "grow into growth". Global economic conditions suggest otherwise.
We shouldn’t be in the business of awarding ourselves prizes to which we’re not entitled.
The climate crisis demands not only green technologies, but a completely different approach to economic development.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
Our approach to economic growth has done more harm than good and must be be replaced with more appropriate goals.
A 10% reduction in gender income inequality can boost labour productivity by up to 3%, new analysis finds.
South African economist is one of leading voices questioning the way we relate everything to a single statistic.
Over 70% of Ethiopia's population is under 30 years of age. This can be converted to economic muscle if policies are introduced to tackle the high unemployment levels in the country.