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Here are one bank’s 10 ‘outrageous’ predictions that could shake markets in 2020

Denmark-based Saxo Bank warned investors that 2020 could see a wave of discruption across the political and economic landscape.
Kenan Fikri

“Byrd droppings” and bipartisan bills: Why economists wait for the data that will reveal the effectiveness of Opportunity Zones

Opportunity zone legislation did not include a reporting requirement, so data is not available. Two new pieces of legislation aim to fix that; economists like EIG's Kenan Fikri, make do with what information they can get.

Parents choosing high schools for their kids place more value on the students already enrolled than on the school’s effectiveness, according to ...

MIT economist Parag Pathak's study shows parents choose schools more on the basis of students already enrolled than its measurable effectiveness.

Emily Oster’s books provide insights on pregnancy and raising children — through the lens of an economist

Economist Emily Oster, a professor at Brown University, has written two books focusing on pregnancy and raising small children.
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.