Millennials may call themselves the most entrepreneurial generation, but the data doesn't seem to back that claim up. That's according to a new nationwide study by professional services firm EY and the Economic Innovation Group. They...Show More Summary
A new report released by the left-leaning think tank the Economic Policy Institute revealed that the wage gap between black and white Americans was even greater in 2015 than it was in 1979.Valerie Wilson, an author on the report and EPI’s program director on race, ethnicity, and the economy, told ... More »
Fed up with the endless talk about interest rates and inflation? Think economic growth could be faster? Think you can do monetary policy better than Federal Reserve head Janet Yellen? Then try “Chair the Fed,” a new online game that challenges your ability to manage an economy. The game...
I’ve been calling for Donald Trump to focus on the economy, so I won’t quibble with parts of his speech, delivered on Thursday to the Economic Club of New York, that I don’t think go far enough. Hopefully, this focus on the economy will last more than 24 hours and he will develop a consistent, […]
There was one particularly funny and telling moment during the big speech on economics that Donald Trump delivered Thursday in New York. After a long introduction that revisited many of his familiar themes about the evils of “globalism,”...Show More Summary
A new poll has found that 75 percent of Germans want refugees in their country to be required to attend publicly funded language classes. The poll, conducted by the Munich-based Ifo Institute for Economic Research and released Wednesday, also found that clear majorities favored additional taxpayer funding that would make it obligatory for refugee children […]
2006-09-13: _[Un-Atlantic Economic History]_: It is a fair criticism that we Berkeley Economics people think Economic History is Atlantic Economic History, and overwhelmingly North Atlantic Economic History. Well, now I have a new course's worth of readings to compile--and I know I will have read only an appallingly small...
Think tank X decides to expand its policy output on urban economics, so it hires some new scholars in the area. That means fewer people teaching urban economics in academia, or maybe fewer people driving Uber. It also means more computers in the think tank sector and fewer computers elsewhere. Show More Summary
When markets are uncertain, what does that mean for the real estate business and the consumers who are buying and selling homes? At Inman Connect San Francisco, Christopher Palmer -- an assistant professor at the Haas Real Estate Group at University of California - Berkeley -- discussed how uncertainty affects markets, including real estate markets...
Oversights of two generations of social scientists have weakened democracy. This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Outrage over how big money influences American politics has been boiling over this political season, energizing the campaigns of GOP nominee Donald Trump and former Democratic candidate Sen. Show More Summary
This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Outrage over how big money influences American politics has been boiling over this political season, energizing the campaigns of GOP nominee Donald Trump and former Democratic candidate Sen. Show More Summary
Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Veronique de Rugy takes a look at Donald Trump's big economic speech in Detroit yesterday: Presidential nominee Donald Trump wants "to jump start America," and thinks "it won't be that hard." In a speech delivered at the Detroit Economic Club, he outlined his plan for the economy. Show More Summary
CNN Money???: Black Lives Matter Refocuses On 'Economic Justice" IF YOU THINK THAT THIS RIDE IS EVER GOING TO STOP AUTONOMOUSLY - BECAUSE THE NAVIGATORS NOW SEE THAT THEY HAVE MERELY TAKEN THE PASSENGERS "ON A TRIP" ---- THE YOU MUST...Show More Summary
Hadn't heard this story before: Why Does Economics Reject New Thinking?, by Rick McGahey: The Economist magazine is running a series on six big economic ideas that have shaped the field in recent decades, and they start with one of....
New research shows that the average U.S. household loses over $100,000 to destructive activities of bankers and financiers. This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. America’s financial system is broken for all but a few at the top; that much is plain. Show More Summary
This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. America’s financial system is broken for all but a few at the top — that much is plain. The rest sense that we are stuck on the minus end of some great...Show More Summary
Students are still taught to extract resources from workers, taxpayers and the real economy. This post originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Over the last several decades, American business executives have made decisions that have exacerbated the inequality that chokes prosperity for the country. Show More Summary
I have a new column: New Economic Thinking is Needed to Stop Charlatans Like Trump: After the positive employment report last week, we are hearing that faster wage growth may be “around the corner.” This is not the first time...
Despite economic catastrophe, a recent poll found 31 percent of Venezuelans think President Nicolás Maduro is doing a good job. Francisco Toro writes the latest issue of Reason: With people standing in line for hours just to buy soap,...Show More Summary
A new poll by Marketplace-Edison finds that 71% of Americans – including “Americans from across the economic and political spectrum” – think the economy is rigged. They’re right … They’re also right about how broken and totally corrupt our political system has become …