Articles and analyses from the INET community on the key economic questions of our time.


With Official Unemployment This Low, Why Are Wages Rising So Slowly?

Feb 26, 2018

By pushing workers into precarious, part-time work, “Third Way” governments of the past 20 years helped to create the disturbing economic trend that’s vexing orthodox economists


INET Research in a Stressful Year

Feb 23, 2018

In the face of  laissez-faire capitalism at home and resurgent nationalism across the globe, INET offers an innovative look at the causes of—and solutions for—the problems that ail a fissuring world economy.


How Black Businesses Helped Save the Civil Rights Movement

Jan 15, 2018

Behind towering figures like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. were the taxi dispatchers, pharmacists, grocers, and other small business owners who were instrumental in making civil rights a reality.


China’s Green Opportunity

Jan 12, 2018

China is now the world’s largest greenhouse-gas emitter, accounting for over 25% of the global total. But the country has also demonstrated a growing understanding that a truly green economy promises to improve quality of life and create enormous opportunities for technological and political leadership.


How Academic Conformity Punishes Women—and Restricts the Diversity of Economic Ideas

Dec 14, 2017

Skewed measures of “research output” hold back women who think differently or study smaller subfields in economics—and it’s harming the discipline as a whole