Don't forget the fees: Devon pays £40m less than Stafforshire for the same pensions
By Alex Hern - 28 May 11:41

When Keep it Simple, Stupid comes into its own.

New Statesman
Reinhart and Rogoff call for "civility"
By Alex Hern - 28 May 9:39

The burned economists write an open letter to Paul Krugman, hitting back at his claims.

Renewable energy to save consumers between £25 and £100 billion
By Gordon Edge - 23 May 17:13

A new government report outlines the economic case for renewable energy, writes RenewableUK’s Gordon Edge.

Triple dip remains successfully avoided in GDP second estimate
By Alex Hern - 23 May 12:52

Stagnation continues, writes Alex Hern.

Wearable technology: next big thing?
By Ved Sen - 23 May 11:30

It's man and machine, not man versus machine.

New Statesman
The voices of austerity
By Mary O'Hara - 22 May 11:22

A new project aims to give a voice to the people harmed by austerity. Mary O'Hara introduces it.

Will the left focus on what money can't buy, or on what money shouldn't buy?
By Alex Hern - 21 May 11:31

Alex Hern speaks to Michael Sandel about morality in politics and the markets.

The best way to fix the long term is with more short-termism
By Alex Hern - 20 May 18:00

People don't like thinking about hard problems while the economy is a mess.

Do we have too little economic data, or too much?
By Alex Hern - 20 May 13:22

Counting cranes and railroad traffic.

Being out of work harms your health – even if it's because you've retired
By Philip Booth - 20 May 11:34

A new report finds that, after a small boost in health, retirement isn't as refreshing as many think.

Mandelson's "search parties" are the sort of immigration policy the Mail should adore
By Alex Hern - 20 May 10:58

How do you make sure that migration helps? Pick and choose who you invite.

The stereotypes used against Eastern Europe are as old as they are wrong
By Alan Anstead - 17 May 12:30

The tabloids are smearing Roma – but we've heard these myths before.

New Statesman
New browser plugin stops people bamboozling you with numbers
By Alex Hern - 16 May 8:45

Dictionary of Numbers provides that much needed context.

Greece & Germany: Things tend to get worse before they get more worse
By Left Outside - 15 May 9:58

Cutting your nose off to incentivise your face to implement much needed structural reforms.

France falls into triple-dip recession
By Alex Hern - 15 May 8:31

A bad end to a bad year for François Hollande.

Is the double-dip no more? Does it matter?
By Alex Hern - 13 May 12:34

Maybe, and no. No it does not.

Michael Gove revealed to be using PR-commissioned puff-polls as "evidence"
By Alex Hern - 13 May 9:15

Eight out of ten cats prefer Michael Gove to Whiskas.

We need to talk about profit
By Alex Hern - 10 May 16:56

Accounting profit is necessary for publicly traded companies to survive; it's not a sign of extortion.

Do we actually want to be a society of homeowners?
By Alex Hern - 08 May 18:08

High rates of home ownership have large negative effects on the labour market. Why are we trying to boost it?

Improving motherhood means reducing inequality, not just poverty
By Duncan Exley - 08 May 16:13

The UK is a worse country in which to be a mother than many poorer nations, according to Save the Children.

The further you are from London, the more equal the cities are
By Alex Hern - 07 May 14:16

What is inequality on an urban level?

The safest place in economics is wherever Niall Ferguson isn't
By Alex Hern - 07 May 12:27

The historian isn't so hot when he's looking forwards in time.

New Statesman
Micro-level policy is sometimes the hardest to get right
By Alex Hern - 06 May 17:57

Our education system still funnels people towards universities.

Bogus psychometric tests for jobseekers were used without permission
By Alex Hern - 06 May 16:34

Questionnaire "had failed its scientific validation".

Facebook is suffering from an overdose of dog food
By Alex Hern - 06 May 13:33

The company's staff are so ingrained with the network that they can't make products normal people want to use.

New Statesman
Osborne will struggle to debate the IMF head-on
By Alex Hern - 05 May 13:39

Without being able to turn to now-slain canards, the chancellor's arguments fall apart.

Help to Buy won't bring a sub-prime crisis to Britain – but it does move us closer to one
By Preston Byrne - 04 May 12:26

Boosting house prices is a funny way to solve the housing crisis, writes Preston Byrne.

Over ten per cent of Britain's possible labour is wasted
By Alex Hern - 02 May 10:09

Combining underemployment and unemployment shows the output gap is much bigger than previously estimated.

Wind energy is much more popular than its opponents would have you think
By Jennifer Webber - 02 May 7:50

Even in the Tories, more people support wind farms than oppose them.