You'd think that when a woman comes into a position of power, women on the ground would see their lives transform for the better. Morven Oliver takes a look at whether it really works that way
Ben Murray explores some of the obvious, and not-so-obvious connections between horror cinema and economics
Don’t go! It’s not you, it’s economics.
In 2016 we asked the UK public if they felt ‘politicians and the media talk about economics in an accessible way’.
Only 12% answered yes.
We think the subject should be clear, real and diverse, so we started the campaign for understandable economics.
NewsMaking sense of what just happened
Ethiopia's ruling party has big plans for 'economic development', but the public aren't convinced. The thing is, the government has the army on its side
King Bhumibol was the longest reigning monarch in the world. The grief and uncertainty caused by his passing is immense – Wen-Yu Weng explains why, and what might be in store for the country's future
Pizza. Pasta. Burgers. Grilled sandwiches. Americans couldn't live without cheese – but right now they've got 1.2 million pounds more of the stuff than they can sell. What's gone wrong?!
Real people talking about real economics
When we’re struggling to get our heads around economic concepts here at Economy HQ, we turn to our resident expert Toby Williams, who has an answer for everything. Here he is with a comprehensive guide to inflation, zero hours contracts and the causes of the 2008 financial crisis
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That thing the economy, well, it starts with you. Explore learn
Your choices and what you do are at the heart of it all. Explore You
What does your home need to get by and thrive? Explore Your Home
How do we get what we need to live the lives we want? Explore Your Livelihood
It’s not just about what you do, it’s where you do it. Explore Your Workplace
There’s much more to money than you might think. Explore Your Money
Someone else’s economic situation changes your own. Explore Your Society
How do different policies impact the economy? Explore Your Government
Our economies are even bigger than we realize. Explore Your World
What are our economies really working towards? Explore Your Future
What could the future of economics mean to you? Explore Your Economics
MoreEconomics in unexpected places
Dating's always been a pretty complicated business. Just like economics! But what have the two things got to do with each other? Olivia Wills explains all and provides a few handy tips along the way...
Ioan Marc Jones believes he can use the principles of economics to explain why he can never refuse the offer of a drink... or two... or six
DM Traylor has been homeless for four years. She records her experiences on the blog 'San Diego Homeless Survival Guide'. Below she explains some of the issues around getting and keeping a bank account...
As the BlackLivesMatter movement spreads around the world, Natalie Fiennes looks at the economics of America's justice system to assess whether it really is structurally skewed against black Americans
Food glorious food. The bounty of the Earth. True, but did you know that just a few big companies control a large proportion of what we eat. Dale Shaw looks at eight of them and finds out just what they produce (um, everything?)
We bought five of the weirdest products from Poundland, and found out some tricks of the retail trade too
With over 3000 different items on its shelves at any one time, the cut-price UK retailer piles high and sells cheap. But how does it do it, and do we really need that inflatable crocodile?
Elena Michael talks to volunteers who've been helping migrants in Greece and France and finds out what life's really like inside a refugee camp
our monthly look at the strange places we find economics
Special effects. Prosthetics. Ghost tours. What's it like to earn your living from the world of horror. We talked to three people who do just that