Nobel Economics Prize

When inequality kills

It is perhaps true that unhealthy habits are more concentrated among poor Americans, a disproportionate number of whom are black. But these habits themselves are a consequence of economic conditions, not to mention the stresses of racism.

November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022

On Gabriel García Márquez’s unpublished manuscript

She has been coming to this hotel for the last 28 years, ever since her mother died, and has chosen to stay in the exact same room as she does every year. She uses the same road from the hotel to travel to her mother’s resting place and buys flowers from the same African woman.

December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015

When inequality kills

It is perhaps true that unhealthy habits are more concentrated among poor Americans, a disproportionate number of whom are black. But these habits themselves are a consequence of economic conditions, not to mention the stresses of racism.

October 17, 2015
October 17, 2015

Weak States, Poor Countries

Unfortunately, the world's rich countries currently are making things worse. Foreign aid – transfers from rich countries to poor countries – has much to its credit, particularly in terms of health care, with many people alive today who would otherwise be dead. But foreign aid also undermines the development of local state capacity.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

Angus Deaton wins Nobel Prize in Economics

Scotland-born Angus Deaton wins the Nobel memorial prize in economics.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

Nobel Economics Prize to wrap up 2015 awards season

The 2015 Nobel season wraps up with the announcement of the winner of the economics prize, which could go to research into the job market or consumer behaviour, though no obvious frontrunner stands out.