At least in the movies, Superman is getting less productive. We are scarcely any more productive than we were two years ago, and it is weighing on wages.
In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia's productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.
Paul Romer (L) and William Nordhaus (R) have been awarded the 2018 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences.
Paul Romer and William Nordhaus both developed the field of economic growth.
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Austerity policies cut Britain's brief recovery from the financial short and brought recession, stagnation and growing poverty.
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Where now for one of the great emblems of post-World War II global co-operation?
A future of trade wars and isolationism will not solve the grand challenges which are dragging down fragile economies.
The system is rigged for a small minority to profit, but are we brave enough to deploy the solutions that would work?
Athens can celebrate two consecutive quarters of growth. Berlin must stomach some weakness. Everyone should remember cheap money isn't free money.
Two US-based professors who improved our understanding of how contract theory works have won the 2016 award.
Waiting for Superman.
Britain's central bank governor Mark Carney is like a prize fighter throwing his last, limp punches.
The G7's limited membership of like-minded countries gives it significant power to bring about meaningful economic growth.
African governments have some hard decisions to make if they want to breathe new life into the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative.
Africa needs to navigate the difficult economic waters that lie ahead without undoing the gains of the past two decades. Success will require difficult political choices.
The economic uncertainty index shows there is still a need for strong policy responses to events that shock the economy.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has created a new index for uncertainty in the Australian economy based on news, financial indicators and economic variables.
A study in resilience.
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Markets have been on a rocky ride all year on concerns another recession looms. Here are a few lessons we can learn from the last one.
Laying the groundwork. Workers prepare for this week’s meeting.
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The world economy needs China, but Beijing has needs of its own. No wonder the leadership is putting so much effort into a year of negotiation.
Got milk? China joins the lactose lovers.
Ignore the gloom around prospects for emerging markets. There are diamonds in the rough.
Deaton celebrates his award at Princeton on Monday.
The annual economics award recognises the value of micro analysis and good, old-fashioned legwork.
Taking the mic. Varoufakis.
Greece's 'accidental economist' speaks to the UK's leading minds on Syriza, the troika, and whether he’s just a little over-exposed.
Mind the gap: Britain will need to raise rates with care.
Why do interest rates have to go up, and what's stopping central bankers doing it right now?
Set in stone?
A Greek default and exit from the eurozone might cost the UK the odd billion here and there, but the real risks are in a nervous banking sector and the devastating potential of Brexit.
Is Jeb Bush’s 4% growth promise too good to be true?
Jeb Bush recently announced his candidacy for president by declaring that “our country is on a very bad course” and promised to fix this with the striking promise of “4% growth, and the 19 million new…