Humans move beyond the strictures of “homo economicus” – we are more than economic entities.
Ministers have pledged to fund policies like the extension of free school meals and the freeze in fuel duty through extra revenue from reducing avoidance. But HMRC is struggling.
Adam Smith or David Hume were no slouches when it came to economics but on the subject of monetary policy, the palm goes not to those superstars of the Scottish Enlightenment but to a man born a generation before them and much less well known.
Rather than using the forecast structural surplus to pay down the national debt, the government should invest it in science, skills and childcare.
New research shows the cuts are biting deepest in the poorest areas in the north and Scotland, with worse to come.
Improvements to Tube are badly needed. Official projections show London’s population is growing by 2,000 every eight days. Getting more out of our existing infrastructure is essential to keeping London competitive and keeping its economy thriving.
Research by Bloomberg reveals the extent of the pay gap between executives and employees at 250 companies.
London is set to see the highest growth in households, but only around 5% of new builds were in this area.
The public recognises what too many politicians do not; that a mass Macmillan-style programme of housebuilding is the only solution to the housing crisis.
An inequality test should be applied to all government policies to assess whether they will increase the gap between the richest and the rest.
The Bank is still underestimating the strength of the recovery - and its latest report, puzzlingly, contained large changes to its expectations for both unemployment and inflation.
The increase in growth has been driven by rising consumer debt and reverse austerity. Investment and wages remain stagnant.
Unless we can reverse this financialisation and create a healthier basis for growth, the prospects for working people look grim.
According to research released this month by Morgan Stanley, global wine production is decreasing, but we’re guzzling more and more of the stuff.
It's hard to believe in the economy's so-called recovery when 2.5m remain unemployed and 1.5m are stuck in part-time jobs because they can't find full-time work. So how do we get growth beyond the Square Mile?
Last year, there were more than 700,000 homes in England standing empty. Finally, something is being done about it.
Advocates of HFT argue that it provides additional liquidity and so narrows the gap between buying and selling prices. Yet when market conditions turn adverse, HFT firms can switch off their robo-traders and then liquidity vanishes – as we saw in the “fla
Yellen is a distinguished academic, especially known for her work on unemployment. She has even written about out-of-wedlock child-rearing, gang behaviour and the brain drain; she cares about the real world and her work involves careful analysis of behavi
House prices in London continue to rise far too quickly, with the effect of steadily reducing the quality of "average" housing.
One major part of the scheme, hurriedly brought forward by three months in an attempt to counter Labour’s populist announcements, is potentially toxic.
An economist argues that the US needs to start looking at inequality (as, indeed, do other developed economies) in a more dispassionate and analytical way.
The recent summary of the United Nations report on climate change, published on 27 September, only re-emphasised the urgency of the world taking action on emissions.
There is a vast range of stuff involving taxpayers’ money that taxpayers aren’t actually allowed to know. Why?
Mr Miliband has reminded us again of his talents as a rhetorician but it is his party’s conduct in the next year that will determine whether he is rewarded with the chance to serve.
"Life is already extremely limited for me, but with the pressure of the Work Programme, I've just felt a lot more hopeless – about either getting a job or just feeling happy and well again."
The recovery of the British economy, which started under Labour, was aborted in 2010.
Whatever the answer, we need a population policy.
Can the left learn from the right?
Hugh Loebner is offering researchers $100,000 to develop a computer that thinks like a human. But is that really the best use of artificial intelligence?
Vicky Pryce on UKIP's respectable friends and Prisonomics.