The shocking—but illustrative—example of how an Italian government agency concocted statistics to evaluate scholarship, hid them from the public, and masqueraded them as science. It’s a growing phenomenon
China is now the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitter, accounting for over 25% of the global total. But the country has also demonstrated a growing understanding that a truly green economy promises to improve quality of life and create enormous opportunities for technological and political leadership.
To get justice, targets must show measurable harm. Economists can help
It wasn’t Comey or the Russians. Trump prevailed because his campaign carefully targeted key states with late infusions of big money from private equity, casinos, and other far right contributors, a remarkable wave of donations from small donors, and substantial infusions from the candidate himself.
The renowned feminist economist discusses the importance of heterodoxy, radicalism, and social justice to the discipline
Sen. Tammy Baldwin features arguments in questions to SEC nominees, pharmaceutical industry witness
Forget the myth of a savings glut causing near-zero interest rates. We have a shortage of aggregate demand, and only public spending and raising wages will change that.
Summers discusses inequality, the GOP tax plan, and our economic future
Inequality isn’t driven by taxes—it’s driven by the power of capital in relation to workers
Skewed measures of “research output” hold back women who think differently or study smaller subfields in economics—and it’s harming the discipline as a whole
Two years after the 2015 Paris Agreement, where we stand today is better than you may think
Austerity measures have battered the region and created instability throughout the Eurozone. Here’s one way out of the mess.
From the Rust Belt to Rural America, Economic and Social Distress Helped Shape the 2016 US Presidential Election Outcome
The 2008 financial crisis was a shock to faith in entirely free financial markets. But the neoliberal assumptions underlying the previously dominant “Washington Consensus” continue to inform much Western commentary on China’s economy.
How Women Are Forced to Conform to the Research Habits and Interests of Men