Economics

This page features news and research related to topics on economics at Columbia University.

The Great Polarization lays out the issue in stark terms, and outlines potential ways forward.

The center will draw faculty from across the university to reimagine an economy that is fairer and more inclusive.

Sandra Black works on research to help society understand how to make the United States the land of opportunity for everyone, not just some.

The economic forecast is gloomy and confusing. Faculty members and researchers offer analysis and advice.

As the decision of the Fed to raise interest rates captured news headlines today, it is crucial to ask if it has taken on too much responsibility. 

Fiction, nonfiction, memoir, history, sports, the economy—we’ve got you covered with this diverse list of books.

In his new book, "Why Trust Matters," Professor Benjamin Ho reveals the importance of trust in our daily lives.

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy helped to ensure that the poorest children in the U.S.

What advanced countries can and should do to help the developing world and emerging markets recover from the pandemic and its economic aftermath.

The COVID pandemic exacerbated poverty in the United States, and the Biden administration should take significant steps to support those in need.

Economist Edmund Phelps talks about the importance of individualism for a country’s vitality.

In a new book, The Wolf at the Door, realistic policies and strategies are proposed to make lives and communities more secure.