Archived articles


The decline of the American dream
Published Nov 9, 2023
In conversation with JHU President Ron Daniels, Leonhardt explores factors preventing many Americans from prospering
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Taming inflation in the U.S.
Published Oct 11, 2023
Economist Laurence Ball discusses the Fed's next move and whether it can achieve the sought-after 'soft landing'
Bolstering economic independence for African women
Published May 31, 2023
Independent SAIS report shows women in three African countries earned and saved significantly more money through participation in an initiative led by Bloomberg Philanthropies
Savings, business reopenings are key to preventing a severe recession
Published July 29, 2022
While the U.S. economy teeters on the edge of a recession, key factors of consumer spending and saving are promising buffers for severe outcomes, according to economist Alessandro Rebucci
What economists really do
Published June 8, 2022
More than just Wall Street types or stock market prognosticators, Johns Hopkins economics faculty and students apply their tools to address the world's most important issues
What's happening with the American economy right now?
Published June 8, 2022
Economist Laurence Ball discusses what factors influence rising inflation and what could trigger a recession
Shock treatment
Published Spring 2022
A recently published working paper authored by Johns Hopkins professors shows that traumatic life events heavily influence disadvantaged students' decisions about attending college / Johns Hopkins Magazine
New measurement suggests U.S. undercounts people in poverty
Published March 25, 2022
The Supplemental Expenditure Poverty Measure combines spending data with living costs such as credit card debt and health care deductibles
Understanding SWIFT and economic sanctions
Published March 2, 2022
Alessandro Rebucci, an expert in global economics and finance, discusses how economic sanctions could affect Russia and the global economy
JHU to launch multidisciplinary Center for Economy and Society
Published Feb 16, 2022
The center, part of the university's SNF Agora Institute, will be dedicated to reimagining the relationships among markets, governments, and citizens