More and more newcomers are arriving with education and skills. They raise wages for everybody.
Rising prosperity widened income gaps in Latin America and China, but the trend is reversing.
Academic researchers are getting more room to conduct experiments free of meddlesome review. That's great for social science.
Be skeptical, not cynical. Let research shift your beliefs, but don’t rely on a single paper.
President Donald Trump has released a budget plan for federal discretionary spending (which doesn’t include interest on the national debt or...
Cutting back on government-funded research will inhibit productivity and slow economic growth.
When the currency gains, U.S. exports become less competitive and imports become cheaper.
David Autor upended the assumption that everyone benefits when countries swap goods without restrictions.
Mathematical theories didn't predict the Great Recession. Research grounded in data should hold up better.
Police who protect residents, rather than prosecute them, can contain the violence that begets violence.
Working women boost household incomes. But some Americans, especially low-income men, have had trouble adapting.
Welcoming foreigners has always made America stronger. Even George Washington understood that.
Reshoring production would be good for the economy. Just don't expect a boom in blue-collar jobs.
The Luddites can save jobs in the short term. But they cause harm in the long run.
There's no future in the U.S. for old-line manufacturers that dominated the mid-20th century economy.
Ending deductibility of corporate debt would shake up markets -- and eventually help stabilize the economy.
Painkiller abuse keeps people from working. Think about the low U.S. labor-participation rate.
Kevin Hassett has his profession's respect and a great idea about jobs.
The forces that drove stocks and real estate values higher for a generation look like one-time events.
Imposing added costs on new technology will slow growth and won't help people displaced by automation.
Because of falling birthrates, the U.S. requires newcomers to ensure population -- and economic -- growth.
A levy on inherited wealth shifts capital to better uses, boosting growth. It's also the perfect tool for an unequal age.
He once helped us understand economics. But the field has changed a lot and no one as compelling has emerged.
The Trump administration has some very optimistic economic targets. It should resist messing with the statistics.
The country doesn't have a wave of undocumented workers. That ended a decade ago.
Economists who are paid millions by companies have a strong incentive to say their takeovers don't hurt competition.
Prices tend to rise much more than they should when buyers lack good information.
Economists are tracing a host of ills to over-concentration of economic power and lack of competition.
First, the financial crisis. Now, Trump won't include the head of the Council of Economic Advisers in his Cabinet.
The Japanese leader promotes high-skilled immigration, empowerment of women and inclusive nationalism.
Kansas and Wisconsin tried the standard free-market approach. Neither has much to show for it.
Economic theory suggests the program just encourages spending more on other goods. New data say that's not so.
For years, opponents of food stamps — or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as it's now called — have claimed that the program is...
The towns and small cities in the Midwest and South that rallied around him depend on foreign students to attend local colleges.
China and Japan used to game foreign-exchange markets to boost exports, but that’s mostly in the past.
NEW YORK – For much of my life, I loved the idea of nuclear power. The science was so cool, futuristic and complicated, the power plants so vast...
The many often make better decisions than the experts. But they can succumb to herd thinking and panics.
People who count on a bright future tend to be the most dissatisfied when things go wrong.
The plants are safer than many people think, but they cost too much.
The U.S. is the world leader in tech, research and education. That's at risk without high-skilled foreign workers.
The reasons are very different, but the result is the same.
Monopolies drive down labor's share of GDP, not globalization or cheap capital.