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.

Keeping watch

The statistical foundations of the Fourth Estate

Now GDP data reflects the truth: drugs and sex work boost the economy

  • Author: Mike Marinetto
  • Published: Jun 03, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

House prices: statistics, politics and human behaviour

  • Author: Oz Flanagan
  • Published: May 30, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Are we in a bubble? Lessons in dissecting the stock market

  • Author: John Fry
  • Published: May 15, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

What if the poor doubled their share of the world’s wealth?

  • Author: Michael Mernagh
  • Published: May 13, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Did statistical graphics turn a French economist into a star?

  • Author: Stephanie Kovalchik
  • Published: May 06, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

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

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

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