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Inflation is healthy for the economy – but too much can...

Richard S. Warr, North Carolina State University In a healthy economy, prices tend to go up – a process called inflation. While you might not like...

May jobs report suggests a slowing economy – and possibly an...

Richard Grossman, Wesleyan University The latest jobs data suggests an interest rate cut may be imminent. The Labor Department reported on June 7 that U.S. nonfarm...

Sanders and AOC want to cap interest rates on consumer loans...

Anne Fleming, Georgetown University Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez want to cap consumer interest rates in an effort to curb “sky high” credit...

Recent stock market sell-off foreshadows a new Great Recession

Steven Pressman, Colorado State University and Robert H. Scott III, Monmouth University In early February, concerns about inflation and rising interest rates sent global financial...

How Trump’s nominee for the Fed could turn central banking on...

Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University President Donald Trump on July 10 nominated Randal Quarles to be one of the seven governors of the...

As Fed ‘returns to normal,’ is the risk of recession rising?...

Sheila Tschinkel, Emory University and William D. Lastrapes, University of Georgia Editor’s note: The Federal Reserve’s policy-setting committee raised its benchmark interest rate by a...

2015, the year that was: economics and business

Bryan Keogh, The Conversation As we approach 2016, we look back at the big stories of The Conversation’s economics and business coverage over the past...

Why interest rates are taking divergent paths in Europe and the...

Jagjit Chadha, University of Kent The prospect that the central banks of the US and the eurozone will soon make opposing moves on policy rates...

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