We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
Cabinet papers released today by the National Archives show Working Nation began as a rational exercise but was soon overtaken by a desire to make the policy everything to everyone.
As Australia increasingly looks to Beijing for economic opportunities, questions must be asked about the true extent of China's economic strength
Here in the business and economy team at The Conversation, we love charts. This year we've made plenty of good ones with academics.
Rather than simply trying to trick people, the masters of marketing know it's much easier to understand and work with innate human flaws.
Discussions around inequality have lacked hard data – until now. A new report shows inequality levels across the globe.
According to a new study, there's a big gap between how much we think we spend on eating out and how much we're actually spending.
An analysis of more than 800 top-grossing films suggests diverse movies struggle in front of international audiences.
The federal government could restore its commitment to creating full employment in Australia, using its spending power to make up for any shortfall in private jobs as it did during the post-war boom.
Despite evidence to the contrary, we still view technological change today as being more rapid and dramatic in its consequences than ever before.
There are different measures of productivity and the nature of the UK’s problem depends on which one we are looking at.
You will find no revisionism in this foreign policy white paper; the first foreign policy white paper since 2003 is firmly in the camp of the status quo.
Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.
An economist explains why turkeys defy the economic laws of supply and demand.
Putting money into the hands of local communities will be a more useful antidote to the whims of world capitalism.
The term "neoliberalism" has a rich history but has it run its course as an accurate concept when so many people have such different understandings of what it means?
The UK lags behind poor nations when it comes to young business owners, so what's stopping them taking the plunge.
Although Puerto Ricans are American citizens, what happens on the island tends to stay there, at least in terms of economic data.
The low share of women revealed in this data is problematic for two reasons: a lack of diversity, and what it shows about women's participation in the social network of informal collaboration.
Is the 61% spike in the price of Brazil nuts this year because we're going nuts for nuts?