Employers recruit at a free job fair in Marietta, Georgia. A report released Friday shows that 223,000 jobs were added in April.

Why the jobs report only tells part of the story

May 8, 2015
There’s more economists want to know.
Posted In: wages, employment, economists

Economist Jagdish Bhagwati on where to make it big

Mar 20, 2015
Lizzie O'Leary talks to him about the common themes we found profiling six economies.
Posted In: Jagdish Bhagwati, global economies, economists
This is Janet Yellen.

Janet Yellen needs to work on her brand

Mar 10, 2015
Marketplace listeners are the 14 percent.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, economists
We would watch economist Paul Krugman do stand-up, but then again we're Marketplace.

Economists might have a sense of humor after all

Dec 30, 2014
At a Boston conference, a panel plans to embrace "economics humor."
Posted In: economists, sense of humor, american economics association

Meet Thomas Piketty's translator

May 15, 2014
The translator of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" is something of a star.
Posted In: Thomas Piketty, economists, translation

Quiz: Which famous economist are you most similar to?

Aug 20, 2013
Answer a mere 105 questions to find out.
Posted In: economists

The Excel mistake heard round the world

Apr 17, 2013
The flurry of budget deficit reduction talks we've heard in the past three years was based on faulty research--an Excel spreadsheet mistake.
Posted In: Economics, economists

American Airlines grounded; economists make Excel mistake

Apr 16, 2013
A computer glitch and an Excel mistake each made today's news.
Posted In: American Airlines, economists, Economics

Have a very Homo Economicus Christmas

Dec 12, 2012
What economists like to give (and get) as Christmas gifts. Spoiler alert: economists don’t think like the rest of us.
Posted In: economists, Christmas, gifts

Free-conomics: Economists go pro bono

Nov 28, 2012
Economists are a notoriously self-interested bunch. But one British outfit is giving away its services.
Posted In: economists, Charity