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What’s the gold standard, and why does the US benefit from...

Michael Klein, Tufts University The phrase “the gold standard” means, in common parlance, the best available benchmark – as in double-blind randomized trials are the...

Federal Reserve hopes years of zero rates will spur inflation –...

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...

Why the Fed has no choice but to keep cutting interest...

Andreas Kern, Georgetown University The U.S. Federal Reserve is stuck between an apparently booming economy and a financial crisis that might be right around the...

Amazon and other ‘superstar’ companies could give all American workers a...

Carolin Schellhorn, St. Joseph's University The latest employment data, released on Oct. 5, point to a persistent economic puzzle: The unemployment rate is the lowest...

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...

Deutsche Bank turmoil shows risks of weakening bank capital standards

Anjan V. Thakor, Washington University in St Louis Deutsche Bank, a venerable 146-year-old bank whose very name symbolizes the German financial system, has recently found...

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...

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When will there be a coronavirus vaccine? 5 questions answered

Aubree Gordon, University of Michigan and Florian Krammer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Editor’s note: The coronavirus that started in Wuhan has sickened...