A large study of child growth patterns in 36 developing countries finds that, contrary to widely held beliefs, economic growth has little to no effect on the nutritional status of the world’s poorest children.
In a Harvard talk the head of Germany’s central bank advocated steps to de-link failing governments and banks from the inflation-fighting monetary policy of central banks.
HBS Professor Josh Lerner evaluates the investor’s view of the much-anticipated Twitter IPO.
A discussion with Harvard Professor Kenneth Rogoff on the nation’s prospects for a stronger fiscal future.
On Nov. 7, fresh from spending election night in Chicago, Cass Sunstein, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, gave an audience there a peek at how the Obama administration has applied behavioral economics to regulatory decisions.
The American middle class has been battered by the loss of well-paying jobs for the 70 percent of the workforce without a college degree and failed by would-be protectors in government and private institutions, said panelists in a Harvard forum on April 27.
Business can be an engine for solving social problems — especially poverty — said Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus in a talk at Harvard Business School.
After more than a decade away, Professor Eric Maskin returned to the Economics Department this semester to a warm reception — and with a Nobel Prize in tow.
In a paper published last year, Harvard professors David Laibson and Brigitte Madrian argued that employers should design investment menus for their employees that facilitate good choices, “rather than assuming that giving people every option under the sun will lead to the right decision." The report, co-authored with James Choi of Yale, was recently honored with the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award.
A panel discusses “The Growing Challenge of Inequality,” an issue easily described and summarized, but difficult to solve, the speakers said, given the political and economic climate that currently dominates the United States.
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Eurozone’s ongoing problems create a ripple effect in developing nations, says World Bank president.
Parts of the U.S. economy have been recovering for more than a year, but American jobs haven’t yet returned along with renewed profits. Harvard experts offer insights into what large-scale unemployment means for the nation, and what policymakers and others can do to fix a balky system.
Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang touts onetime Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s “one country, two systems” philosophy for his area’s economic fortitude.
Occupy Wall Street, the inspiration for hundreds of similar economic protests, is “an angry work in progress” that drew experts’ attention during two programs at Harvard.
Two alumni of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, who received their Ph.D.s from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, won the Nobel Prize for economics Oct. 10, 2011 for their work on change and the macroeconomy.
A conference on “The Futures of Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue” brought together academics and working reporters to hash out immigration topics such as the law, economics, and the future impact of the new arrivals’ children on U.S. labor markets and culture.
The debates over health care reform may soon become more informed. A new study undertaken by a group of researchers, including Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Professor Amitabh Chandra, provides a detailed snapshot of U.S. medical malpractice claims, awards, and frequency by specialty.
A team of researchers at Harvard and in London has created a model of bank failure aimed at helping economies avoid crashes. Their work highlights a fundamental dilemma for regulators: Improving the safety of individual banks may make the financial system as a whole more dangerous.
Gita Gopinath, Harvard’s newest tenured professor of economics, uses complex mathematics to model the financial world, but she also hunts for clues in real-world data.
Economist Marc Melitz improves models of international trade by viewing broad trends in tandem with the behavior of individual corporations.