The Forgotten Economic Vision of Martin Luther King
Apr 4, 2018
In the last years of his life, King was boldly forging a radical, multi-racial movement for economic justice
Noam Chomsky on the Populist Groundswell, U.S. Elections, the Future of Humanity, and More
Mar 20, 2018
The renowned linguist, cognitive scientist, and historian on where we stand as an economy, as a country, and as human beings
The Male-centric Biases of Economic Models
Mar 15, 2018
The assumptions economists make in their models have implications not only for policymaking and choosing what data we collect, but also for the very definition of work, says Professor Maria Floro of American University.
Visions Beyond the Haunted House
Mar 14, 2018
Reflections on the Radical Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Major Speech
How Cuba Became a Biopharma Juggernaut
Mar 5, 2018
Cuba’s entirely state-owned biopharmaceutical industry has been remarkably successful, and can serve as a model for other nations
How America Turned Its Police Into an Army
Feb 28, 2018
Economist Olugbenga Ajilore shows the high cost of the American government’s arming of local police with military weapons, which has exacerbated lethal use of force against black communities
A Note on the Gender Disparity in Quoted Experts
Feb 26, 2018
Why women experts are denied the same scholarly authority conferred to men, and what we should do about it
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 Music Helped James Baldwin Make Sense of Inequality
Feb 21, 2018
Ed Pavlić discusses the role of music in communicating suffering and resistance in the African-American experience
Don't Want a Robot to Replace You? Study Tolstoy.
Feb 20, 2018
Economist Morton Schapiro, president of Northwestern University, and his colleague, literary critic and Slavic studies scholar Saul Morson, argue that—contrary to popular belief—studying the humanities is the key to not getting outsourced.
Sadie Alexander: An Economist Ahead of Her Time
Feb 7, 2018
Nina Banks assesses the legacy of the first African-American economist in the United States
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.
Working Paper Series
Lending a Hand: How Small Black Businesses Supported the Civil Rights Movement
A large literature has detailed the seminal roles played in the Civil Rights Movement by activists, new political organizations, churches, and philanthropies. But black-owned businesses also provided a behind-the-scenes foundation for the movement’s success.
Here’s Why Sexual Harassment Matters for Economists
Jan 11, 2018
To get justice, targets must show measurable harm. Economists can help
$MeToo: The Economic Cost of Sexual Harassment
To get justice, targets must show measurable harm: economists can help.