Economy

Social Justice in a Green Economy

Scholars debate the economic implications of climate change regulations for American communities.

More Permissive Zoning Codes Could Make U.S. Workers Richer

Economists find that strict housing regulations may significantly lower U.S. gross domestic product.

To Solve the Next Foreclosure Crisis, Look to Sacramento

California was more effective than the federal government at preventing foreclosures during the Great Recession.

Do Environmental Regulations Really Work?

Scholars argue that environmental laws improve air quality despite increases in U.S. manufacturing output.

Regulations Could be Increasing Consumer Prices

A recent study shows a correlation between regulation and consumer prices.

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Social Welfare Functions

Cost-benefit analysis has become a routinized part of policymaking. Probing what justifies this methodology helps us to see how it might be improved.

Productivity, Inequality, and Economic Rents

Curbing excessive economic rents might bolster productivity and address rising inequality.

Senate Report Finds Strong Wall Street Influence on Commodities Markets

Legislators urge the Fed to increase oversight of large banks.

Fed Ends Quantitative Easing

Central bank discontinues program of buying financial assets from commercial banks and returns focus to managing interest rates.