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.
An economist unravels the seeming contradiction between stocks flirting with all-time highs and growing fears of a recession.
Disney says the Marvel movie just beat 'Avatar' as the top-grossing movie of all time. Inflation tells a different story, as an economist explains.
The latest data is not promising – central banks must react accordingly.
Most of the gains from the record economy went to those at the top, while everyone else saw much smaller gains – if any – in income and wealth.
Donald Trump says trade wars are easy to win. Is he right?
The Fed said it's ready to act to 'sustain the expansion.' The latest jobs report suggests it may have to act soon.
An economist explains why the long-term drop in the participate rate is an even bigger problem for the US economy than the May slowdown in jobs growth.
Both presidents brought border traffic and trade to a standstill in hopes of changing Mexican policy in the drug war. And both failed to achieve their goals.
The original New Deal caused a "great acceleration" in carbon emissions. How will a Green New Deal forge its own legacy?
The Conversation has assembled a forecasting team of 19 academic economists from 12 universities across six states. Together, they assign a 25% probability to a recession within two years.
Donald Trump is eroding trust in the US – but the dollar's preeminence in global finance will easily withstand this.
With President Trump insisting on funding for his border wall and Democrats vehemently opposed, a partial government shutdown is possible. Here's what it could mean for the economy.
The rise of superstar companies that dominate their industries may be partly to blame for the lack of wage growth in the US in recent years. It could also suggest a solution.
With the unemployment rate at about the lowest level in almost 50 years, how much lower could it go? An economist explains.