Finance & the Economy

Money makes the world go around. Economic activity is what human being do. When banks stop lending, the consequences affect us all. What is going on in the global economy, and in the lesser but equally-important personal finances of us all? We bring you the figures and what they mean.

A history of economic growth in Africa: why measurement matters

  • Author: Morten Jerven
  • Published: Apr 10, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Why taxmen everywhere are watching Colorado's marijuana industry

  • Author: Oz Flanagan
  • Published: Mar 20, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Indian farmer suicides: Is GM cotton to blame?

Is inequality all about the tails?: The Palma measure of income inequality

The champagne glass effect

House prices and unemployment: a story of linked fortunes

  • Author: Michael Mernagh
  • Published: Jan 28, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

How involved are disabled people in the modern economy?

  • Author: Dane Korver
  • Published: Dec 03, 2013 in Web Exclusive Articles

The problem with African development statistics

  • Author: Morten Jerven
  • Published: Nov 12, 2013 in Web Exclusive Articles

The Phillips Curve revisited

  • Author: Michael Mernagh
  • Published: Sep 19, 2013 in Web Exclusive Articles

Do home sales bolster automobile sales?

  • Author: Kevin Davenport
  • Published: Aug 27, 2013 in Web Exclusive Articles
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