Studies have found that the field is plagued by a singular problem of gender bias. The latest evidence comes from the types of questions posed at seminars.
Not long ago, the question was rarely asked. Now, politicians and economists of various stripes are willing to consider it.
Tracing community activism back a hundred years, Nina Banks says this labor by Black women should be counted as part of the economy.
Mario Draghi has broad support as he tries to form a new government and restore Italy’s credibility and clout in Brussels. But Italian politics is a dangerous place for an enigmatic technocrat.
Ezra Klein and Paul Krugman discuss Covid economics, cryptocurrencies and deficit delusions.
So far, Joe Biden has been surprisingly progressive.
Because the objects had a standardized weight, scientists suggest they were a form of currency used some 3,500 years ago.
He was a widely respected labor economist at Stanford who led President George W. Bush’s economic council during the financial crisis.
Ms. Shelton, a Trump loyalist with unusual views, hit a major setback. But her journey toward the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors may not be over.
Fifty years after Milton Friedman blessed corporate greed, liberals are still trying to rebut his arguments. They’re fighting the wrong battle.
Milton Friedman’s libertarian economics influenced presidents and inspired “greed is good.” So what did Friedman get right — and wrong? Today’s business leaders and economists weigh in.
Milton Friedman’s free-market ideas found favor in a free-love era and helped redirect the country toward the right. The aftershocks of his radical arguments are still being felt today.
A $600-a-week supplement that expired in July has been credited with bolstering the economy. Its impact on hiring is central to a political fight.
New research shows that minimum-wage violations spike as low-paid workers become more vulnerable and less inclined to complain.
Official data for second-quarter economic output arrives Thursday, and while it will be unquestionably bad, there are different ways of looking at it.
For 40 years, both the left and the right have been unnecessarily obsessed with deficits, to the detriment of the well-being of citizens.
It may take months or even years to recover its vigor. Here’s how economists say the government could help.
Randomized controlled trials remain the gold standard, but natural experiments can help doctors who need answers now.
The editor of a top academic journal is facing calls to resign after criticizing protesters as “flat earthers” for wanting to defund the police.
In “The Price of Peace,” Zachary D. Carter situates the development of Keynes’s economic thought in relation to his social milieu.
Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee.
The losses aren’t coming just from the drop in stock prices. The effect of the dividend cuts sweeping through the market will hurt, too.
Random sampling is the quickest, most feasible and most effective means of assessing the U.S. population.
Economists say rewards could overcome hurdles in gauging the overall infection and mortality rates from a limited population sample.
President Trump and others have asked if halting normal life and commerce to fight the coronavirus is worth the cost. Here’s how economists figure it.
The U.S. economic outlook darkens daily, with millions facing unemployment and businesses in a steep decline.