Today elected representatives take the tough decisions about public finances behind closed doors. In doing so, democratic politicians rely on the advice of financial bureaucrats, who, oft...
Daniel Gros explores how the Eurozone, despite global uncertainty, has entered a period of stability, and discusses how it can stay there.
UBS has published the 'Global Real Estate Bubble Index' examining house prices in global financial centres.
A new study examines the link between urban concentration and the rate of economic growth, suggesting the dominant view of the relationship might be wrong.
Jon Danielsson, of the London School of Economics, says he doesn't understand the point of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
High and rising income inequality is a serious concern in many countries, however, wealth is distributed even more unequally than income.
Economic growth in developed and developing countries appears to be synchronizing. But can it continue?
New research looks at the impact of having children on earnings, highlighting that even in a country like Denmark with generous paid leave, the effect is still significant - on women.
The turmoil that erupted on many of the world’s financial markets in the past days is a timely reminder of risks and vulnerabilities.
“Go west, young man, and grow up with the country.”
Dambisa Moyo looks at recent stock market volatility and its implications for the global economy more broadly.
Also in this week's round-up of top stories: DQ vs cyberthreats and how Uber’s pay formula benefits men.
In this opinion piece, Steven Pearlstein looks at the impact of automated trading on recent stock market losses.
Humanity's progress has been remarkable in recent centuries, as new research shows.
There is growing consensus that populism constitutes a grave threat to liberal democracy, and to the liberal international order on which peace and prosperity have rested for the past two...