The Messages That Satellite Images Send

By showing illuminated areas of the world, nighttime satellite images can tell economic stories that relate to growth and contraction.

The Power of Saudi Female Drivers

By royal decree, a Saudi woman can drive by June 24, 2018. But she still might need permission from her husband to buy a car. Narrowing the Saudi gender gap will be complicated. The Saudi Gender Gap First, let’s see…

A Wake Up Call for High School Principals

At 8 am or earlier, the average high school start time could diminish adolescent math and reading cognition because of sleep deprivation.

How Affluence Relates to Pollution

China’s first three five-year plans had no mention of the environment. Then in plans five through nine, there was more. And now, looking at plans 11 to 13, we would see that 5% of all words relate to ecology, energy or the environment. Where are…

The Millennials Who Live With Mom

Looking at millennials’ households in the U.S. and beyond, we find a surprisingly large proportion of young adults living with their parents.

The Robots Are Coming (With Your Pizza)

Transforming our pizza delivery, our factories, our warehouses and our cars, the many sides of robotics make it our newest frenemy.

How EU Regulation Deals With Blue Wine

Surprisingly significant, the EU’s opposition to blue wine reflects how regulation constrains the innovation that creates productivity and economic growth.

The Revenge of the Smartphone

When technology bites back, it forces us to recognize that all new things can have unintended consequences that offset the benefits of innovation.

Weekly Roundup: From Santa’s Salary to Holiday Spending

This week’s economic news summary includes Apple’s corporate taxes, Santa’s GDP connection, seasonal spending, the gender gap and the brain and shopping.

Weekly Roundup: From Calories to Climate

Our economic news summary included climate talks and externalities, “missing women” and Asian marriage markets, seniors’ spending and manufacturing supply.