America first, but at what cost?
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Trump's 'America first' rhetoric implies that the internationalism and ‘enlightened self-interest’ that built the postwar order was a big mistake. The evidence and basic economics disagree.
Can Trump restore America’s manufacturing might through threats and incentives?
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States have been using tax breaks and other incentives like the kind Trump dangled before Carrier for years. There's little evidence they work, and in fact they may lead to widening inequality.
Small businesses need all the help they can get.
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Research suggests paying small businesses just a couple of weeks faster can help them become more profitable, hire more workers and grow more quickly.
Time to stock up?
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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.
Donald Trump’s thumbs up for Taiwan is a sign of things to come.
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Donald Trump looks like he's gearing up for a trade war with China that has been years in the making.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen discusses the change in rates.
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The Fed faces a tough choice on how fast to raise rates in 2017, and Donald Trump may find that it may spoil some of his plans.
Up from here?
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Many observers argue the Fed's wrong to raise rates so soon. Here's why they're wrong.
Virginia coalminers in the industry’s 1970s heyday.
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America's coal heartland is delighted with Donald Trump's election win. But like King Canute, he can't turn back the tide of the global market push away from coal and towards renewables.
The 8 million illegal workers currently in the US workforce contribute to US output, mainly in low-skilled jobs.
Many US voters appear to believe that deporting illegal immigrants would boost job opportunities and wages for US workers. But economic modelling suggests different conclusions.
Donald Trump doesn't represent as much uncertainty for markets as you might think.
People around the world woke up to a new U.S. president-elect.
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Four of our economic scholars weigh in on Trump's legislative agenda, healing the divide, uncertainty and something known as the 'presidential puzzle.'
Flanked by his family, US President Elect Donald Trump called for unity as he claimed victory.
Leading Australian academics respond to Donald Trump’s victory, and look ahead to what kind of president he might be. Much…
The ASX200 closed down 2% on the day of the US election.
Global markets are spooked - and with good reason.
A trader in shock?
Research suggests their initial reaction may portend how they will perform in the coming months and even years.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have approached the US economy from two completely different directions.
Looking back over past US elections you can see how the terms of the economic debate have varied – as the solutions to past crises have set the groundwork for renewed instability.
Will Congress take the handoff from the Fed?
Although the economy added jobs for a 72nd month – the longest streak since WWII – growth remains sluggish. Two economists argue it's up to lawmakers and the next president to pick up the slack.
Trump has his sights set on the US Fed.
Trump's economic "plan" has a good chance of sending the US economy back to the Fred Flintstone era.
The U.S. could do with a shot in the arm too.
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Although the Fed delayed raising rates this month, it has signaled it intends to wean the U.S. economy off its unprecedented monetary stimulus. Now the question is whether Congress will take the handoff.
Chair Janet Yellen acknowledges: It’s a tough call.
The Fed left interest rates unchanged but said improving economic data means it will likely lift them later this year. We asked two scholars – and ex-Fed officials – if it was the right call.
In 2014, Obama signed executive actions aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women. Did they work?
The report not only reveals soaring incomes and falling poverty, it also confirms the gender pay gap has shrunk to a new record low.