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New report says state governments should do more to close the growing gaps separating working families of different races.

Why do we lie? Economists may have found a key difference in lying and gender dynamics.

FRED started as a modest newsletter. It's now every wonk's secret weapon.

The recovery looks like it might finally be picking up speed after it added 288,000 jobs in June.

The economy's potential output has fallen, in large part, because of too little stimulus.

There's a movement to ditch the most common measure of economic growth.

  • Sean McElwee, Lew Daly
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  • Jun 5, 2014
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Decades of research confirm: democracy is good for economic growth

Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" sits atop Amazon.com's list and is sold out on the site.

The British TV drama is paying homage to economic forces that apply just as neatly to the 21st century world.

All the volatile economic news was a test of the Fed's conviction in its decision to pull back and its optimistic forecast for the recovery.

The growth of female economics PhDs has stagnated in recent years -- and single ladies earn more than married ones.

I'm dreaming of an economically efficient Christmas.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 25, 2013
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Reversing the order in which introductory econ classes are taught today might be the easiest way to respond to the crisis in undergraduate education.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Nov 30, 2013
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Here's what a Mickey Mouse earnings report teaches about the economics of media.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 8, 2013
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The U.S. is planning to destroy six tons of confiscated ivory to deter poachers. Some economists worry it could have the exact opposite effect.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 6, 2013
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A new study finds the famous 2009 vehicle trade-in program created some jobs and cut carbon emissions — but at a remarkably high cost.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 31, 2013
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Many of the districts in favor of the shutdown also have higher unemployment.

Some futurists predict that computers will push the unemployment rate up to close to 100 percent. Here's why they're wrong.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Oct 23, 2013
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The Deep South, as well as New York and California, saw the fastest growth in income inequality over time.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 19, 2013
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Coase argued transaction costs were essential for understanding economics. Many people claim he said the opposite.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Sep 4, 2013
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