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.
Matthias Ruth, a new professor in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the College of Engineering, is at the forefront of a new field: ecological economics.
Financial problems can arise in many forms, from the plunging economy to the aftermath of natural disasters. We asked Randy Colvin, an associate professor of psychology at Northeastern, to discuss the psychological impacts of a looming double-dip recession paired with the devastation caused by natural disasters such as Hurricane Irene — as well as ways people can improve their emotional health in the face of such stress.
A range of global experiences helps Executive MBA students grasp the changing business landscape of the 21st century.
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.
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The value of silver soared to an all-time high last Thursday, and plunged dramatically yesterday, illustrating the constant volatility of the precious-metals market, which includes lustrous commodities like gold, silver and platinum. Here, Kamran Dadkhah, an associate professor of econometrics and macroeconomics at Northeastern, who has studied the value of silver and gold in the foreign exchange market, discusses how the declining value of the dollar relates to the ever-shifting value of precious metals and other commodities, such as oil.
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.