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A "Wall Street" sign overlooking the New York Stock exchange | REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
October 21, 2015

How Much Does Venture Capital Drive the U.S. Economy?

Two scholars measure the economic impact of VC-funded companies.


Health care worker reviewing a file in a massive archive | Reuters/Phil McCarten
June 29, 2015

Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.


Telephone receiver hanging by its cord in front of the NYSE logo | Reuters/Lucas Jackson
September 29, 2015

How to Stay Rational When the Markets Go Crazy

Four guidelines for surviving and thriving in the current volatility.


Photo illustration showing low-income housing options in a neighborhood by Tricia Seibold. Photo by iStock/David Sucsy
September 15, 2015

Is Affordable Housing Good for the Neighborhood?

Research shows these buildings impact home prices and diversity.

Latest Stories in Economics

December 1, 2010

Ilya Strebulaev: Tax Policy Has Changed Who Owns Stocks

A new study argues that household stock ownership decreases as the tax benefits associated with owning stocks inside a pension plan increase.
December 1, 2010

Research: Economics Lessons From Indian Textile Firms

New studies show that firms implementing systematic management practices improved their productivity by 10 percent reduced defects by 60 percent.
August 1, 2010

Don't Be Too Specialized If You Want a Top Level Management Job

An economist says generalists stand a better chance of making it to top management positions than those with more specialized resumes.
July 1, 2010

Are Wall Street Careers Just the Luck of the Draw?

An economist finds that random factors play a large role in determining the kinds of jobs MBAs take upon graduation.
June 1, 2010

Would Boycotting BP Do Any Good?

Research shows that company boycotts do indeed work.
May 20, 2010

Beyond Oil: Saudi Arabia as a Data Hub

Saudi governor Amr Al-Dabbagh explains the nation’s strategy to become one of the world’s top 10 investment destinations.
May 1, 2010

Bengt Holmstrom: Don't Attribute the Financial Crisis to Greed

An economist explains that, while reforms to provide some degree of transparency are key, full disclosure may not fix securities markets.
April 1, 2010

Michael Spence: Ongoing Growth Needs Global Financial Regulation

The economist says the resilience of developing nations during the world economic crisis is encouraging, but long-term growth needs a global strategy.
January 1, 2010

John Wolfensohn: "There Will Be a Monumental Shift of Economic Power"

The former World Bank president says that, in the next 40 years, today's leading countries will go from having 80% of the world's income to 35%.
December 1, 2009

Why Does Movie Popcorn Cost So Much?

A marketing professor says the high price of popcorn at most movie theater concession stands actually benefits moviegoers.