Countries have tried a variety of approaches to contain the spread of COVID-19 – except a coordinated one.
Today's coronavirus pandemic has echoes in the yellow fever pandemic of the 1790s. Then, as now, workers struggled with how to support themselves and their families. One federal agency had the answer.
The Trump administration is asking for US$850 billion in stimulus spending. Given the debt's already at record levels, can the US afford it?
An economist specializing in inequality explains how a basic income guarantee is just what low-wage workers and the economy need.
During the Global Financial Crisis, the US and the G20 led the way to recovery. As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, there is a leadership vacuum, and we may all suffer for it.
The Fed slashed interest rates to near zero but, just as in 2008, it will require unprecedented action to calm panicky markets.
Usually a major crisis benefits incumbent leaders. But that has not been the case for Donald Trump – and his chances of re-election in November now look shaky.
Alaska has been mostly spared from the virus, but the outbreak's impact on its economy could still be catastrophic because of its reliance on seasonal tourism.
With a global recession looking increasingly likely, a finance scholar offers guidance on how to ride it out.
The Fed and Congress have little ammunition available for fighting an economic downturn if COVID-19 triggers one.
The Fed cut interest rates by half a percentage point in hopes of calming investors. A finance professor explains why it seems to have failed.
Unemployment insurance could soften the blow if the COVID-19 outbreak takes hold in the US. But the system currently isn't designed to help workers in a pandemic.
Bernie Sanders is a Democratic Socialist, a potential problem for the presidential candidate. A Cold War campaign to link American-ness and capitalism helped create popular distrust of socialism.
An economist explains how a virus like COVID-19 could disrupt the US economy – and why it's too soon to freak out just yet.
As the Fed warns of the risks posed by the new coronavirus, a supply chain expert explains how the outbreak could harm companies and the economy.
An economist who has studied new ways to improve measures of gross domestic product explains what GDP is and how it could better reflect an economy and the well-being of its inhabitants.
The Conversation's 2020 economic survey points to a dismal year, with no progress on many of the key measures that matter for Australians and an increase in the unemployment rate.
The Fed cut rates for the third time in as many months – something practically unheard of in a strong economy.
Contrary to popular belief, entrepreneurship has been on a worryingly downward trend since the 1980s – here's why.
The US economy may be in worse shape than it seems.