Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond followed eight Milwaukee families living on the edge of eviction and chronicled their struggles in an ethnographic study that combines gripping narrative and groundbreaking research.
New research finds that female economists are not being fully credited for their contributions when they co-author papers with men, which may explain the significant tenure disparity between men and women in the field.
HBS’ Dante Roscini explains China’s stock market crash and how investors worldwide are recalibrating the country’s once go-go future.
A new study has found that the financial health of Social Security, the program millions of Americans have relied on for decades as a crucial part of their income, has been dramatically overstated.
Acclaimed French economist Thomas Piketty discusses his landmark text, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” one year after its publication in English.
With talk of austerity and bailout terms as the backdrop, experts gathered at the Center for European Studies to discuss the Greek debt crisis in depth. They were not optimistic that a solution is near.
Author and economist Sendhil Mullainathan talks about the research behind “Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives.”
Mihir Desai spoke with the Gazette about the controversy surrounding tax inversion.
Economist Lawrence Summers and foreign policy expert Graham Allison talk about lessons learned from a Chinese research team’s comparison of the conditions around the Great Depression and the recession of 2008.
Urban demographic patterns in the United States often defy logic, but a new research paper co-authored by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Edward Glaeser is shedding light on why many Americans continue to move to cities that are on the downturn.
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Edward Glaeser, an economics, government, and public policy expert at Harvard Kennedy School, and Jerold Kayden, an urban planning and design professor at the Graduate School of Design, discuss findings from a new Brookings Institution study on the rise of innovation districts across the nation.
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.