Finance & Economics

In Good Company: Corporate Social Responsibility in Central America

A non-profit founder discusses a new model for big business community engagement

Finding the Market Value in Certificates

How valuable are non-degree certificate programs for participants?

The Long Road: Austan Goolsbee on the Economic Recovery

The former Obama economist on the path out of the recession, his ideal legislation, and why Europe is our biggest threat.

The Microcredit Balancing Act

Is there such a thing as too much microcredit?

Will Basel III Help or Hurt?

Will new regulations make the financial system safe or just ineffective?

The Financial Industry: Too Important to Leave to Bankers

Improved disclosure of financial information and compensation schemes that tie executive pay to credit quality could help avoid another financial collapse.

The View of the Eurozone Crisis From China

A Chinese economist says that his nation is more vulnerable to a Eurozone collapse than the U.S. is.

To Divert or Not To Divert: The Impact of TIFs on Chicago Public Schools

TIFs don't exactly steal money from Chicago schools. But schools would probably have more money without them.

One Region, Two Plans? How Chicagoland Can Take Economic Flight

Two new reports highlight the challenges and opportunities for economic development in the Chicagoland area.

Pessimistic Americans Are Bad Shoppers

The Great Recession has meant $1.069 trillion less in consumer expenditures. And consumers still aren't feeling confident.

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