Jul 16, 2012 — A too-big financial sector can cause chronic problems, especially for research-dependent industries, concludes an analysis by two economists.
May 30, 2012 — The U.S. is the world's biggest economy, but it's not the richest country. China is a huge world power, but it's still quite poor.
Jan 10, 2012 — Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, explains why GDP per capita, the total GDP of a country divided by the number of people in the country, is such a controversial measure.
Oct 28, 2011 — It's an important indicator, but there's a lot it doesn't tell you.
Oct 27, 2011 — How do you measure the whole economy in one number? In the first of a series of videos we're doing with Slate, Adam Davidson goes shopping with economist Simon Johnson to find out the answer.
Aug 3, 2011 — Of all the ways to bring down government deficits and make the national debt more manageable, economic growth is by far the most pleasant. But growth is stalling.
Mar 2, 2010 — Jamaica and Barbados have taken different economic paths. Alex Blumberg visits schools in both countries to see what that means.
Apr 26, 2013 — Growth was a bit weaker than economists expected, but was well above fourth-quarter 2012's weak 0.4 percent increase. The first-quarter figure is likely to be revised in coming months, perhaps closer to the 3.2 percent growth economists were expecting.
Mar 28, 2013 — The economy grew at a 0.4 percent annual rate in the last three months of 2012, the government estimates. That's better than what economists initially reported.
Feb 7, 2013 — Germany was the world's most future-oriented country in 2012, followed by Switzerland and Japan, according to the "Future Orientation Index," which is based on Google searches. Scientists say the index is "strongly correlated" to economic health.