American households making less than $50,000 are more likely than higher-earning families to spend the expanded child tax credit on essential expenses and tutors for their children, found a survey from the Social Policy Institute at Washington University.
In the course “Morality and Markets,” students gain new perspectives on real-life business situations through fiction.
Although most likely temporary, inflation expectations could become self-fulfilling prophesy, according to John Horn, professor of practice in economics at Olin Business School.
Despite the pandemic, Washington University researchers collaborating with international colleagues continue to innovate and move their research forward.
The current recession created by the COVID-19 pandemic has especially impacted women — particularly Black and Hispanic women — and less educated workers, magnifying existing U.S. employment inequality, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis.
The American Rescue Plan is a remarkable effort to jump-start the U.S. economy — unprecedented in scale outside of major wars — and will lead to very fast growth of the U.S. economy over the next year, according to Steven Fazzari, director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy.
Your pay depends on your productivity and occupation. If you earn roughly the same as others in your job, with the precise level determined by your performance, then you’re paid market value. And who can question something as objective and impersonal as the market? That, at least, is how many of us tend to think. […]
Now more than ever, it’s important to understand issues from different perspectives. The American Democracy Lab podcast aims to do just that.
Businesses beware: A price increase for carryout or delivery food means an increase in negative reviews — and a downturn in restaurant reputation, if not demand. And it’s notable that in these COVID-19 pandemic times, an exponential amount of business is being conducted via carryout or delivery. A pair of business researchers, from Washington University […]
Radhakrishnan Gopalan, professor of finance at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, says President Joe Biden’s plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour is too aggressive. His research shows raising the minimum wage now could slow job growth.