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Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee at a news conference after their Nobel Prize announcement.

2 reasons to pay attention to this year’s Nobel Prize in economics: One of the honorees is only the 2nd woman ever to win it, and the team’...

Esther Duflo, her husband and MIT colleague Abhijit Banerjee, and Harvard's Michael Kremer won the Nobel Prize in economics for their work on poverty.

The Trumponomics experiment is failing before our eyes

President Donald Trump took office promising to throw out the economic rule book, and that has turned out just about as badly as one might expect.

The share of women and minority economists working for the Fed has barely grown in five years — and elite economists say that’s a big prob...

The Fed hasn't grown its share of women economists since 2013, and in the same time frame has increased the share of minorities only slightly.

World-famous economist Thomas Piketty has released a new 1,200-page guide to abolishing billionaires and reforming capitalism

Thomas Piketty, who is renowned for his writing on inequality, published the French edition of his sequel to "Capital in the 21s Century" on Thursday.

Walmart is cautiously rolling out its own gun control, and it’s a sign of how major companies are starting to value more than just profits

After shootings at US Walmart stores, the retail giant is curbing gun sales — and it's happening as companies say they care about more than profit.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping's conflict has repeatedly damaged the global economy.

UBS says Trump’s trade war is pushing the world into recession like a ‘frog getting boiled’ — and the bank slashed its global ...

UBS described August's trade-war escalation as a "game-changer," bringing tariff volumes closer to what the bank modeled as a worst-case scenario.

Jamaica’s economy is grooving again and its central bank celebrated with a reggae video about inflation

"Low, stable and predictable inflation is to the economy like what the baseline is to reggae music," a Jamaican reggae star says in the YouTube video.
Hurricane Michael sweeps the beachfront properties of Shell Point, Florida, on Wednesday.

We asked insurance workers where they’d live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

Actuaries weighed in on where they'd live to avoid devastating natural disasters such as hurricanes and extreme heat.

Don’t fret about the right time to get to the airport. Just ask math.

Here's how to figure out when you should arrive at the airport using the concept of expected utility.

Trump’s Treasury said it was ‘deeply disappointed’ in China in a report dishing out economic advice to 9 trading partners

The US Treasury recommended numerous economic reforms to China and eight other nations on its trade watchlist.