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Big papers are mostly bias-free when it comes to economic coverage. (Unsplash/Jon Tyson)

  Mainstream newspapers cover economic developments mostly without ideological bias, according to a largest-of-its kind study of over 2 million articles published in outlets across the developed world, despite broad accusations and popular perceptions of the news media being biased.  Read more…


A CEO's optimism can affect his or her company's cash position. (AP Photo/Britta Pedersen)

  CEOs with a rosy outlook of their company tend to view external funding as excessively costly and instead choose to fund current investments with the company’s existing cash balance, leading to 24% less cash on hand and lower funding Read more…


Community property laws may decrease domestic violence incidents. (Unsplash/Adam Bouse)

  Three economists have proposed a new theoretical framework that may help researchers understand the connection between domestic violence and property ownership — and design policies to reduce abuse. In an upcoming article in Review of Economics of the Household, the Read more…


Better economic class doesn't necessarily change social views. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

  Different social classes are often split on a range of economic and political issues, and new research finds that improved socioeconomic status doesn’t change individuals’ social views and only modestly alters their opinions on economic redistribution — a result Read more…


Higher pay is far more effective than charity work at attracting workers. AP Images/Stephanie Diani

  Corporate philanthropy is not as successful at attracting and motivating workers as several recent studies have shown, according to new research, with company charity often coming out of potential wages in order to avoid cutting into profits. In a Read more…

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