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New Study: California Climate Policies Bringing Over $13 Billion To San Joaquin Valley

Climate policies are under political attack, both in California and nationally. The common argument is that these policies hurt the economy and destroy jobs, particularly in disadvantaged communities. To assess those claims, the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) at UC Berkeley Law and UC Berkeley’s Donald Vial Center on Employment in the […]

‘New Russia’ political movement to promote reforms in economy & state management

The head of Russia’s Institute of Contemporary Economics has announced the start of the New Russia political movement, which will attempt to re-format the management of the state and fight economic recession through major reforms. Read Full Article at RT.com

Lebanon gets a new government, now it needs a new economy

BEIRUT (Reuters) - After years of political deadlock, Lebanon finally has a new government. Now it needs a new economy.

EPN’s approval rating plunges to just 12%

The president’s approval rating has plummeted to new depths, the economy is now the No. 1 preoccupation of Mexican citizens and the upstart political party Morena is the favorite among FULL STORY The post EPN’s approval rating plunges to just 12% appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

By going after the head of Samsung, South Korean prosecutors strike at the heart of the economy

An investigation into the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, involving bribery at the highest levels of business and politics in South Korea, has sparked enormous concern here, where the company’s tentacles extend deep into daily life. But regardless of the legal outcome, analysts say the allegations...

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s ‘anti-system’ angle is a sham | Philippe Marlière

Youthful and ‘doubly liberal’, the former economy minister is the surprise package in the presidential race. But he’s not the outsider he’s portrayed as On several counts, Emmanuel Macron is a political oddity in the stagnant world of...Show More Summary

By going after the head of Samsung, South Korean prosecutors strike at the heart of the economy

An investigation into the de facto head of Samsung Electronics, involving bribery at the highest levels of business and politics in South Korea, has sparked enormous concern here, where the company’s tentacles extend deep into daily life. But regardless of the legal outcome, analysts say the allegations...

President Trump May End The Bond Bull Market, But He Must Choose Growth Plans Over Political Fights

CHARLESTON, WV - MAY 05: Donald Trump models a hard hat in support of miners during a May 5, 2016 rally in Charleston, West Virginia. (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images) The flurry of optimism about the economy and the rapid rise in bond yields after Donald Trump’s November election has led [...]

Macron momentum threatens French election frontrunners

PARIS (Reuters) - In May last year, then French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron sat down with Socialist lawmaker Christophe Sirugue in the steel town of Le Creusot and asked him to join his new political movement. He said No. Eight months on, others are saying Yes.

Middle Class, a Market Force or a Political Rhetoric

Retailing stores are skyrocketing in sales, cars and houses are sold using credit like never before. On the other hand, politicians are hard at work trying to garner support of a certain group of people - countries' economies are greatly...Show More Summary

French progressives dare to hope as maverick Macron surges in polls

Pro-EU, socially liberal and a political outsider, the former economy minister is drawing crowds who fear rise of Le Pen From the stage in a packed concert hall, France’s youngest presidential candidate looked up at the thousands ofShow More Summary

EPA Midterm Review of Fuel Economy Standards the Latest Example of Why Change is Needed

Until recently, the automobile industry’s work with EPA on fuel economy standards had been a great example of how a federal agency and a regulated industry can put politics aside...

The Duke summer History of Economic Thought Institute

Bruce Caldwell emails me: The Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University will be hosting another Summer Institute on the History of Economics this summer from June 4 – 16, 2017. The program is designed for students...Show More Summary

Column: Is China’s economy a house of cards?

While doomsday warnings about the Chinese economy run rampant in the Western media, it is quite likely that the Chinese government will, in fact, be able to manage the economic, social and political tensions it faces, says economist Eswar Prasad. Show More Summary

The Best Way for Economists to Stay Relevant Today Is to Go Out of Business

Via The Daily Bell How Economists Can Stay Relevant Under Trump … Economists are going to have to approach things a bit differently if they want to stay relevant in the Trump age. Political economy research is going to become more important. Show More Summary

Xavier Becerra on California's power: 'You don't become the sixth-most-powerful economy in the world by sitting back'

Essential Politics: Confirmation hearing for Becerra as attorney general, Gov. Brown unveils new budget Jan. 10, 2017, 9:34 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: It's a big day at the state Capitol, as...

The future of central bank independence

Over the past 30 years, most central banks across the advanced economies have been given the ability to conduct monetary policy independently from interference by fiscal and political authorities. The latest Centre for Macroeconomics...Show More Summary

Mexico protests: how gas prices lit the flame under a quietly smoldering rage

Angry ‘gasolinazo’ protests over the 20% hike in state-set gas prices are the symptom of a tense dissatisfaction with politics, corruption and the economy Marching with boisterous but peaceful crowd through central Mexico City, Héctor...Show More Summary

Obama Makes His Final Case for Clean Energy as President: Decarbonization Is ‘Irreversible’

In his first term, President Obama made clean energy and grid modernization a core part of his plan for revitalizing the U.S. economy. For decades, political leaders flirted with renewables as a way to make the country energy independent...Show More Summary

Meet the presidential candidate who’s using the internet to reinvent French politics

FEATURE: After a year in which the internet turned global politics upside down, Emmanuel Macron is trying to use it to strike a new political balance in France. The former Minister of the Economy quit the Socialist government in August several months after founding a new political organization, En Marche! (“On the march!” or “Working!”), complete with […]

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