In Oregon and Washington, the costs of seeking and administering the death penalty have increased significantly since the 1980s.
Would a chance to win a big cash prize make you more likely to recycle your old drinks bottles? Economic analysis suggests so.
The Economics Society of Australia (ESA) Monash Forum polled economists on whether capital gains tax deductions for housing investment should be removed.
Increasing inequality, environmental degradation, financial instability – it's clear the current system is broken.
The latest thought bubbles about using super savings for housing might be less harmful than in the past, but they would be just as ineffective.
Women’s participation in economics starts off strong but progressively falls through the ranks.
Economics doesn't have all the answers – at least not for those looking to escape ideology.
Besides a reminder of a dark period in South Africa's history, Human Rights Day also celebrates the country's unique, highly acclaimed constitution which guarantees human dignity and equal rights.
Business Briefing: how the attitudes of the next generation are changing the property market.
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There's been a shift in attitudes to the property market over generations, from owning a home as a right, to owning a home as a commodity.
The US president loves to boast about his impact on the US economy. But he's a bit premature.
Face Value analyses the sentiment of business leaders in ASX top 100 companies and for 2017 it seems positive, although sometimes highly opinionated.
Why are there such big differences in public opinion about homosexuality? It turns out where you live can be a major influence on how you feel.
Analysis shows there's less competition and more cross over in trade between Australia and the EU, making a trade deal more appealing.
There was a fair bit of detail this week about what we can expect from the RBA and US Fed on interest rates going forward.
Trump's plans to build a wall with Mexico and deport millions of people in the US illegally cast immigrants as an economic threat to Americans. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Taxing carbon has always been a tricky political sell for conservatives. But a group of establishment US Republicans is touting the idea of a carbon "tax and dividend" as a way to break the deadlock.
California has set ambitious goals for cutting carbon emissions and shifting to a clean energy economy. How will this strategy affect the state's huge economy? An economist weighs the evidence.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
The IMF has been expressing public concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the IMF’s own policies and programs.
Traffic wastes time, creates pollution and costs money. But can it also affect us psychologically? A new study suggests that unexpected traffic can increase the incidence of domestic violence.