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.
The federal government is still trying to convince senate crossbenchers to pass a company tax cut but tax experts and economists dispute all of its supposed benefits.
South Australia is facing a whole range of social and economic problems that are forming the perfect storm.
Modern monetary theory is gaining traction in a global economic environment that defies the efforts of policymakers to restore growth.
New research into how wasps divide up their jobs shows how economics can be key to understanding animal behaviour.
Ridiculed and ignored in 2016, what can the 'dismal science' offer us now?
A future of trade wars and isolationism will not solve the grand challenges which are dragging down fragile economies.
It seems in the current global turbulence multilateral trade deals are dead, long live bilateral agreements.
The system is rigged for a small minority to profit, but are we brave enough to deploy the solutions that would work?
When we don't factor in the environment in our economic decision making, we aren't getting an acurate picture of what's happening. Australia needs to adopt more environmental economics.
By focusing on forecasting issues, economists remain disengaged with real-world problems.
The World Economic Forum draws a straight line from social injustice to many of the risks facing the world in 2017.
Searching for a sensitive route to the practical aftermath of tragedy.
M-PESA was launched nearly a decade ago in Kenya. New evidence suggests that the mobile money banking system has helped reduced poverty levels, particularly in households headed by women.
A handful of our business economics writers share the favourite books they read this year.
The debate about different generations' economic status misses the inequality within generations, especially younger Australians.