Microeconomics analyzes how individuals and businesses behave as they try to get the most they can for as little money as possible.
For conservationists and the government, religion and culture could serve to discourage the overharvesting of bushmeat from the wild
The Otigba Computer Village shows how businesses in a largely informal market identify new and useful knowledge, apply it innovatively to scale up their operations and increase profits.
An economist explains why the long-term drop in the participate rate is an even bigger problem for the US economy than the May slowdown in jobs growth.
Some are calling the FAA’s relationship with Boeing an open-and-shut case of ‘regulatory capture.’ The reality is more complicated.
Debates around South Africa’s health market inquiry must remember that not all proposals for regulating private economic activity are an attack on the market.
South Africa’s land reform process will fail if it continues to neglect small and emerging black farmers.
Zimbabwe’s new administration has promised to revive the country’s agricultural sector. Here’s what it needs to do.
The astronomic rise of the price of bitcoin over the past 12 months raises fears that the cryptocurrency is set to crash which could see many people lose money.
Its been 13 years since Mauritius introduced codes of corporate governance for listed companies with mixed results. Its experience is useful for other developing countries looking to do the same.
The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the new world..
The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the US and China.
The framing of the prevailing political protests in South Africa shows too much focus on the role of individuals. This is dangerous in hearkening back to the flawed Great Man Theory.
A captured South African Treasury is bad news for the country’s poor but the view that the capture is a natural enemy of the market economy is a myth.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
Social media communication like Twitter can influence investor decisions in an unequal way and whether the company intends it or not, research finds.
South Africa needs take a radically different path if it is going to make its economy more inclusive. It must start from the premise that markets are intrinsically skewed to historic privilege.
Governments have been known to change the definition of anti-dumping tariffs to suit their needs, so accusations of steel dumping from China are still quite subjective.
Two of the largest dairy cooperatives have been playing with farmers by pursuing a high price for milk when both should have taken into account fluctuations in the global dairy markets.
Some theorists suggest that such platforms are making our world more efficient by natural selection. The reality is a little more complicated.