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.
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.
Political science professor Robert Gilbert weighs in on Mitt Romney’s controversial comments that were surreptitiously recorded at a private fundraiser and then posted on the Internet.
On Wednesday, former Harvard president and Obama adviser Larry Summers joined Gregory Mankiw, an adviser to Mitt Romney, for a standing-room-only discussion hosted by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.
Northeastern’s Center for Emerging Markets hosted a weekend conference on emerging market multinational companies.