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 a Disaster Can Cost Us

Looking at the past, we can plan for the future by being able to quantify disaster costs that range from hurricanes to drought.

How Covid Changed The Cost of Living

Changing the worldwide cost of living is one of the countless ways that the pandemic has impacted our daily lives.

6 Facts: The Pandemic Economy

Through six facts we can compare the pandemic economy to the past, see its current state, and look to the future.

How Our Tweets Reflect Our Happiness

Through more than 10,000 happy and sad words in tweets, the Computational Story Lab hedonometer has been measuring happiness everyday.

The Red and Blue States That Select the Same Halloween Candy

Because the people in red and blue states prefer the same Halloween candy, we have one holiday that unites us.

Seeing the Pandemic Economy From the Bottom Up

Looking closely at the pandemic economy, we see distressed small businesses and their neighborhoods that could resemble Times Square.

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.

When the Good Life Is About More Than Happiness

Although psychologists have expanded the definition of the good life, still, the same economic policies relate to sustaining it.