Finance & Economics

Solving a Labor Crisis or Exploiting Foreign Tech Workers? The H-1B Visa in Review

While the tech industry claims that H-1B visas help address labor shortages and bring in the best and brightest engineers, data shows that they can drive down wages and indenture migrant workers.

The Cost of Gender Inequality

Beyond issues of gender equity and human development, research points to damaging economic consequences for regions with large gender gaps in education and employment.

Winners and Losers: Income Inequality and Its Effects on Outcomes in Major League Baseball

Those superstar salaries? A new study of professional baseball shows they may be dragging down your team’s performance.

The New Face of Human Capital: An Interview with Emile Cambry Jr. of BLUE1647

Emile Cambry Jr., founder of BLUE1647, discusses his revolutionary, community-based approach to workforce development in the digital age.

Will Chicago suffer the same fate as Detroit?

Standard & Poor’s Senior Director Jane Ridley, who serves as S&P’s primary analyst for Detroit, recounts the factors that drove Detroit to bankruptcy and explains why the Windy City is unlikely to go bust.

Advancing Women in the Workplace Through a Gender-Targeted Approach to Workforce Development

Research suggests a gendered lens to government workforce initiatives would help foster the advancement of women in the workplace.

Bidding for Fool’s Gold? The Uncertain Benefits of Hosting the World Cup

A recent paper underscores the difficulty of studying the World Cup and does not draw firm conclusions, but finds suggestive evidence that hosting the World Cup could have a negative impact on exports.

Finance for Social Good: Are Microloans Truly Empowering the Impoverished?

An experiment in rural Morocco finds that economic gains from access to microfinance are highly variable, and there are no significant indirect impacts on the status of women and children.

Scaling Back Quantitative Easing: Domestic Recovery at a Foreign Cost

Federal Reserve announcements about “tapering,” or reducing the level of quantitative easing, had significant negative impacts on financial asset prices in otherwise robust emerging market economies.

Why it’s time to raise the wage: An interview with State Rep. Christian Mitchell

Christian Mitchell is the State Representative for Illinois’ 26th district. He is one of the chief co-sponsors of House Bill...

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