The state of Brazil in 2009, when Rio de Janeiro was awarded the Summer Olympics, stands in stark contrast to the state of the nation today. As the world turns its focus to Rio for tonight’s Opening Ceremonies, associate professor Thomas Vicino explains Brazil’s change of fortune.
The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. reached a seven-year low on Monday, according to AAA, dipping to $1.83. Here, oil and gas expert Jeffrey Born, professor of finance in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, explains why falling gas prices might be good for your wallet but bad for the economy.
This spring’s Open Classroom Series will explore the many challenges and opportunities facing the city over the next 15 years.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered the final State of the Union address of his two-term presidency. To provide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to professor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. politics and political methodology who has developed a new method to visualize the language and themes of political speeches.
Kamran Dadkhah, associate professor of economics, discusses the inclusion of the Chinese yuan as a world reserve currency, and the implications this decision might have for the international economy going forward.
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.
The global economy expanded by some 2.7 percent in 2014. Here, Bilge Erten, an assistant professor of economics and international affairs at Northeastern University, explains what we can expect in the new year.
What’s the U.S. economic outlook for this year? We asked John Kwoka, the Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics at Northeastern. One domestic factor he has his eye on—indications that new bubbles are forming in the housing and stock markets.
This month, Detroit became the largest American city to declare bankruptcy.The outcome is in part the result of federal policies that subsidized suburban sprawl, according to associate professor of political science Thomas J. Vicino.
The answer is yes, according to Michael Gasiorek, a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Science in International Business program who is spending two years studying and working in China.
Joseph Giglio, an executive professor of general management, says that federal policymakers have turned to the same policy tools that helped create the country’s last housing bubble: easy money and cheap credit.
Finance and insurance professor Paul Bolster explains how you should invest in a surging stock market, which reached a record high on Tuesday.