The Hidden Impact of the Washing Machine

Much more than a source of clean clothing, the washing machine is an example of household technology that impacts women and the economy.

The Electric Vehicle Switch

Seeing your new EV, you might find it difficult to imagine the huge changes that an electric vehicle switch required in the factory.

Six Facts: Where the Gender Gap Has Grown

While we know that the pandemic gender gap grew, we need to look more closely at mothers to see who, how, why, and where.

Grading Global Economic Health

Last month, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its Global Competitiveness Report. The topics are broad and the questions are varied. Based on Executive Opinion Surveys from 126 economies, the answers are supposed to provide insight about short and long…

What We Can Learn From Santa’s Age

As a CEO at the North Pole, Santa is a manager who runs a toy workshop. But he wears many hats. In addition, he is a private investigator who knows which children have been good and bad. He is also…

The Ups and Downs of Chinese Economic Growth

A slew of alternative indicators can be used to check the accuracy of recent Chinese economic growth numbers.

Where Stimulus Cash Was Spent

As we plan new stimulus spending, we can look back at the CARES Act to see how recipients used their money.

How to Judge the Pandemic’s Economic Outlook

When we try to figure out the pandemic’s economic outlook, we can ask economists which metrics they would select.

A Global Look at the Rule of Law

Seeing where the rule of law is stronger can tell us why certain nations have more economic development and others sink under the weight of corruption.

A Simple Look at the World’s Most Complex Economies

To its detriment, the U.S. might have insufficiently recognized the impact of China’s economic complexity in the U.S. China trade deal.