Some economists have begun to compare the current recession and recovery with a 'K,' while others see a 'V.' Which is it, and what does it mean?
New data shows the Great Recession hurt older, poorer Blacks and Hispanics the most. The pandemic downturn is likely to be even worse for them.
President Buhari's Post COVID-19 economic recovery plan is neither novel nor ground-breaking.
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.
The Fed is spending up to US$2.3 trillion to help save the U.S. economy from the coronavirus recession. But where does all that money come from?
Australia's economy has prospered due to open borders and international trade. It has much more to lose from disruptions.
An economist unravels the seeming contradiction between stocks flirting with all-time highs and growing fears of a recession.
A growing number of investors, policymakers and others say the US economy may be at risk of spiraling downward. A finance professor explains how to ride it out.
The state of budget-balance fetishism in Australia means political leaders promise to balance the budget, no matter what.
Financial markets are increasingly worried the US economy is heading for a crash. An economist explains what's got investors spooked.
The collapse of an obscure corner of the financial market a decade ago foreshadowed the Great Recession. The stock-market swoon in February should offer a similar warning.
South Africa's recently announced economic recovery plan failed to break away from the cumbersome neo-liberal line.
South Africa has recorded two consecutive GDP contractions. What does it mean?
We shouldn’t be in the business of awarding ourselves prizes to which we’re not entitled.
The current US economic expansion is nearly the third-longest since the 1850s, making a recession likely in 2017. It's time to get ready.
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.
Stock markets have been falling all year on concern the world risks slipping into a recession, which begs the question: how would we know if we were in one?
South Africa's government should urgently announce a moratorium on civil service employment growth. The country has reached its upper limit in the number of civil servants that can be sustained.
Research shows baby booms are generally bad news for the economy – at least for the boom's babies.
An expert spent seven years studying the interactions between locals and immigrants: this is what he found.