Beware of economists yielding regressions, but the latest work on the effects of austerity should make you stand up and take notice.
One of DC's most accomplished budget wonks was born in December rather than January for tax reasons.
The weirdest finding in economics is no longer true.
People who create corporations score above average on the Illicit Activities Index, a new study shows. Oh, and they end up earning more than people on salary.
$1,000 more in per-child tax benefits increase the odds of babies being born in December rather than January by 1 percent, a new study finds.
When you ask Democrats and Republicans basic factual questions about politics, they tend to get questions wrong in a way that helps their side. But if they get paid to be right, they don't.
A new working paper finds that U.S. state capitals that are remote from population centers tend to be more corrupt — possibly due to less media coverage.
The data suggests that the more money you make, the happier and more satisfied you become. There is no end to the striving.
Researchers find that the price of used cars tends to plummet whenever they cross a 10,000 mile threshold on the odometer. Why? "Left-digit bias," perhaps.
We often describe economists in terms of whether they lean right or left. A new study by, well, economists, takes aim at that view. It finds that confidence, not politics, is what separates economists.
Generous family leave policies encourage women to stay in the workforce. But they could also keep them out of leadership roles.
For stingy countries, public works programs tend to be more effective than just handing out cash. The operative word, of course, is "tend".
Usually, it's hard to find big effects from specific trade deals. But a new study argues that trade with China cut U.S. manufacturing jobs by almost a third.
A new working paper suggests that a complete ban on fast food ads would cut childhood obesity by 14 percent. But stopping restaurants from counting those ads as a business expense would help too.
The US, Canada and Mexico all saw wages grow as a result of NAFTA. But the results were most favorable in Mexico.
Tax hikes hurt a lot when taxes are already high. But when they're low, not so much.
High-quality preschools and quality kindergarten have been shown to have large effects on income years into the future. But a new study suggests that those benefits may be concentrated in those kids who are already healthy, and who may also be getting a boost from parental favoritism.