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Not Everyone Benefited from Lower Interest Rates During the Great Recession

The Fed wanted to help struggling homeowners. But new lending rules undermined its efforts.

A financier moves a block into a blockchain.
Finance & Accounting

How Blockchain Could Radically Alter Global Finance Articles

The technology underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is already starting to make its mark.

Policy

Does Lowering the Corporate Tax Rate Spur Economic Growth? Articles

Results of a new study have implications for the recent U.S. tax overhaul.

Does private equity backing make firms stronger or weaker?
Finance & Accounting

Private Equity Helped Firms Weather the Great Recession Articles

A new study shows that debt isn’t always a liability during a financial crisis.

Panic of 1907 compared to the Great Recession
Finance & Accounting

Why the Panic of 1907 Led to a Recession Articles

Understanding this history sheds light on the 2008 financial crisis.

Investors examine a company's sustainable initiatives.
Social Impact

The Case for Investing in Green Companies Articles

Sustainably minded firms are more likely to withstand industry shake-ups.

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Organizations

What a Difference a Year (with a Consultant) Makes Articles

A study in Mexico finds that consultants can help small- to medium-sized businesses expand.

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Policy

Measuring the Impact of Dodd–Frank on Household Leverage Articles

The regulation’s attempt to prevent people from taking on mortgages they can’t repay may not work as intended.

A soybean seed led Brazilian farm workers to industrialized jobs.
Economics

How a Genetically Modified Soybean Helped Modernize an Economy Articles

As Brazil’s farms became more efficient, workers shifted to manufacturing.

Drug innovation at a pharmaceutical company
Innovation

Everyone Wants Pharmaceutical Breakthroughs. What Drives Drug Companies to Pursue Them? Articles

A new study suggests that firms are at their most innovative after a financial windfall.

Trying to borrow money from the bank.
Finance & Accounting

Which Businesses Are More Likely to Get a Loan During a Credit Crunch? Articles

Banks get picky when cash dries up.

A job hunter googles job information.
Economics

What Google Is Teaching Economists About Unemployment Insurance Articles

Search data can tell policymakers whether extending unemployment benefits delays job-seeking.

A person votes on Medicaid expansion.
Policy

Which Voters Want to Expand Medicaid? Maybe Not the Ones You Think Articles

4-year degree-holders tend to be big supporters—even though they are personally unlikely to benefit.

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Policy

How to Make Economic Development More Inclusive Articles

Two finance experts discuss the need to tailor strategies to specific underserved communities.

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Careers

Podcast: What Veterans Can Bring to Your Organization Articles

A discussion of how former soldiers make loyal employees and trustworthy CEOs.