After much speculation, the Federal Reserve on Thursday announced that it would hold the line on U.S. interest rates, which have not increased in nearly a decade. Professor William Dickens, chair of the Department of Economics, discusses the Fed’s decision and what it all means.
Research by Northeastern economist William Dickens shows that making malaria tests available in countries like Uganda leads to more effective treatment of the insect-borne disease.
In a new paper published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a doctoral student in economics offers a fresh take on why long-term unemployment remains stagnant.
William Dickens, University Distinguished Professor of Economics and Social Policy, predicts that a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff won’t be finalized before the Jan. 1 deadline.
2011 was a tough year for the U.S. economy, with continued high rates of unemployment, surging food and gas prices and concern over struggling European economies in countries such as Greece and Italy. With an eye toward the future, we asked economics professor William Dickens to analyze the U.S. economic outlook in 2012.
A student-faculty collaboration at Northeastern is using game theory to gain a better understanding of the economics of microlending and why it is more successful in some countries.
In anticipation of the primary election, two Republican presidential hopefuls — Texas Gov. Rick Perry and business leader Herman Cain — are promoting new tax plans. We asked William Dickens, a University Professor in the Department of Economics in Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities, to evaluate Perry’s flat tax and Cain’s “9–9-9” plan.
Congress and President Obama have yet to reach an agreement to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, a necessity to ensure that the United States is able to meet its financial obligations. William Dickens, a Distinguished Professor of Economics and Social Policy at Northeastern, said that the U.S. economy could slide into depression if a deal is not agreed upon by the Aug. 2 deadline.
A report released by the White House last week on women’s status in America shows that females have surpassed males in college attendance, but income inequality between the sexes persists. Economics professor William Dickens discusses the persistent gap between men and women’s incomes.
As the nation rebounds from economic disaster and faces political divide in Washington, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night that put the economy front […]