Environmental regulation can in fact increase worker productivity and overall capital accumulation, according to new research from Italian economists, with green taxes having the largest potential effect on productivity.
Reports of workplace sexual harassment lead to an average 1.5% decrease in a company’s market value in the days after they’re made public, with the effect “considerably amplified” by a CEO being involved, a higher amount of news coverage and an increased number of accusers, according to new research.
Despite sports teams and public officials touting the economic benefits of professional sports and new stadiums, neither major nor minor league teams generate substantial economic development for their metro areas, according to recent research in the Journal of Sports Economics.
Statistics used to measure trade surpluses and deficits between countries are outdated and not useful in the modern-day economy, leading to exaggerated trade balances that don’t properly reflect how products are manufactured in the 21st century, according to new research from a Tokyo-based economist.
When some epidemiological models’ predictions failed early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, several economists took it upon themselves to use economics to improve the models and create synergies that can be used for the future.
A national mask mandate in the U.S. early in the coronavirus pandemic could have reduced the weekly growth rate of cases and deaths by more than 10 percentage points in late April and saved up to 47,000 lives by the end of May, according to recent research.
The first two decades of a single European currency have been marred by economic disparities, instability and crisis, but the coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout provides an opportunity for the European Union to strengthen its monetary union with more robust fiscal policies, a former Greek finance minister and his co-author claim in a new paper.
A universal basic income worth about one-fifth of workers' median wages did not reduce the amount of effort employees put into their work, according to an experiment conducted by Spanish economists, a sign that the policy initiative could help mitigate inequalities and the impact of automation.
Consumers commonly perceive prices ending in the number 9 as being low, but new research shows that 9-ending prices are often higher than others by as much as 18%, potentially leading shoppers to make suboptimal choices and impacting monetary policy.
Average annual returns for Lego sets are comparable to those of fine art, wine and stamps, according to a group of U.K. researchers, potentially making the multigenerational construction toys a relatively safe alternative asset class for investors.
Corporate bailouts impose severe costs on society and may be an overused way to handle companies on the brink of collapse, two economists argue in a new research paper, raising questions about the effectiveness of federal bailout funds in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employees are more likely to select an employer-sponsored health insurance plan that was “grandfathered” into compliance with the Affordable Care Act than a plan created after the law passed in 2010, according to recent research, suggesting that flexible options are crucial as U.S. lawmakers consider further health care reform.
Deaths from the coronavirus cost the world $3.5 trillion through the first half of the year, 40% of which was borne by the United States despite the country accounting for only a quarter of the deaths over the time period.
An entrepreneur’s enthusiasm for their technology startup is the most important important determinant of early-stage valuation, with little differences between the approaches of venture capitalists and angel investors, according to new research from several German economists.
Native-born U.S. workers experience an economy-wide boost in productivity and welfare as a result of immigration when it occurs in combination with technological progress, according to new research.
Wide disparities in education may account for nearly half of the growth in U.S. income inequality since the 1970s, with a surge in highly educated workers serving as a predominant force in widening the gap, according to new research.
Countries with better digital infrastructure may be able to counteract some of the negative economic effects of COVID-19 and future pandemics, according to new research, creating increased urgency for investment in places where internet access is not equitably distributed.
Altruism, risk aversion, and health concerns do not appear to affect whether college students comply with stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study shows, calling into question the efficacy of relying on individual motivations to enforce public policy.
Manufacturers are likely poised to bounce back strongly from COVID-19 disruptions, with enhanced focus on supply chain resiliency and on bringing operations back to U.S. shores, economists said in a new study.
U.S. municipalities' increasing dependence on sales tax revenue is putting them more at risk of deep fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new economic study.