With their different but equally conservative income tax policies, both Labour and National ask voters to consider their own appetite for risk.
While those on the left, right and middle worry about the federal deficit, the real world that we live in is in trouble. The fiscal prudes are fretting about the wrong issues.
This celebrated research gives governments a reason to give climate change a low priority, but is based on spurious empirical data.
Slow, unreliable labor force data have consequences for out-of-work Americans and the economy.
In the event of a new pandemic or a second wave of COVID-19, lives can be saved while also stabilizing business. It's not an either/or decision.
Weeks, an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the School or Oriental and African Studies, had a long and distinguished career.
Despite a lighter lockdown, Sweden hasn’t avoided the damaging economic disruption experienced elsewhere.
GDP figures hide the deep inequalities that our economic system produces.
By 2022 the government will probably have spent half a trillion, but it will be value for money.
If anyone had told the Coalition when it was elected in 2013 that it would be presiding over such a debt level, let alone arguing its virtues, they'd have been laughed out of court...
The economy will be in the doldrums for quite some time, but the budget can cope.
The forecasts in the governments economic statement are "best case". They assume no further outbreaks of coronavirus.
As state and local governments lure businesses to their shores with financial incentives, a recent study finds that two forms of stimulus spur growth more than others.
The extent of the current economic malaise has much deeper roots than the coronavirus pandemic.
Putting a dollar value on human lives to compare the costs and benefits of stay-at-home orders can have unintended consequences. These researchers found a different way.
An economist puzzles over why fireworks have been going off nightly across the country for so many weeks in a row.
We all think we want equality, but in reality it's often fairness that is more important to us.
This recession is not like any other in living memory. Phase one involved a massive supply shock. Phase two will involve dealing with a collapse in demand.
PODCAST: The third part of a series from The Anthill Podcast on how the world recovered from major crises throughout history focuses on the recovery after 1918.
Competition in the marketplace for ideas is different to competition in the market for ordinary goods and services. Bad ideas don't necessarily get trashed.