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July 1, 2021

Economics
Global Growth Tracker: World Economies by GDP

This tracker charts the economic growth performance through time of ninety-one countries around the globe.

April 13, 2021

United States
Is Rising Student Debt Harming the U.S. Economy?

Higher education provides students many socioeconomic benefits and increases the global competitiveness of the United States, but mounting student loan debt has sparked a debate over federal lending …

Students attend their graduation ceremony at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

April 27, 2021

Economics
The Future of Work in the COVID-19 Economy

COVID-19 has accelerated economic trends, such as virtual work and automation that will reshape the future of work. How can governments, multilateral organizations, and the private sector promote eco…

Play A woman works at a factory using traditional method to produce soy sauce in Jinjiang, Fujian Province, China, April 25, 2016.

September 17, 2021

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Trade Versus Subs: The Risky U.S. Tradeoff in the Asia-Pacific

Which will matter more, a dozen more nuclear subs on the U.S. side of the ledger or a trade pact that could draw many of the world's largest economies ever-closer toward China?  

U.S Secretary of State Blinken and U.S Defense Secretary Austin, host Australian counterparts at US State Department

September 8, 2020

United States
Winners and Losers of the Pandemic Economy

While it is true that bullish equity markets are out of step with the historic contraction in the real economy, to say that they are disconnected from it misses the point. In fact, the lofty valuatio…

S&P 500 trading screens are displayed at the Nasdaq building in Times Square as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus in New York City.

November 4, 2020

COVID-19
The Global Economy: Heading Toward a Dark Winter?

The next U.S. president will face a teetering global economy and an anemic recovery at home. More government support in the United States and abroad is needed.

June 2, 2020

COVID-19
Graphing the Pandemic Economy

In a fast-evolving crisis like a pandemic, GDP and other conventional economic metrics are simply too slow to be useful for policymakers who need to make decisions about when to lock down and reopen …

September 14, 2021

Economics
Why Economics Needs Anthropologists

Gillian Tett, chair of the editorial board (U.S.) of the Financial Times, is the author of Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life. She discusses what economists miss when studying consu…

Play A forensic anthropologist wearing gloves holds a skull next to a table of other bone parts.

September 20, 2021

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
What’s Next for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Though President Trump withdrew from the TPP, the remaining members of the trade pact have forged ahead with a new version, leaving the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific in question.

Remaining members of the TPP gather at the signing agreement ceremony in Santiago, Chile, in March 2018.

April 24, 2020

COVID-19
India: Fighting Coronavirus in an Informal Economy

India has so far prevented a major outbreak of the coronavirus, but the trade-off in doing so has meant hardship for those in the vast informal economy.