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Economics News
December 8, 2019

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero -- the names of digital-based 'cryptocurrencies' are being heard more and more frequently. But despite having no physical ... read more

Lack of Reporting on Phosphorus Supply Chain Dangerous for Global Food Security

A new study shows that while Phosphorus is a key element to global food security, its supply chain is a black box. This can lead to social, political ... read more

The Case for Retreat in the Battle Against Climate Change

With sea level rise and extreme weather threatening coastal communities, it's no longer a question of whether they are going to retreat; it's where, when and how. In a new paper, researchers advocate ... read more

Nations With Strong Women's Rights Likely to Have Better Population Health and Faster Growth

Nations with strong women's rights are more likely to have better health and faster growth than those who don't promote and protect these ... read more
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Infant Morbidity Decreases With Incentive-Based Prenatal Tobacco Interventions

A new study reveals a significant reduction in NICU (up to 55%) and preterm births due to incentive-based programs implemented to help low-income pregnant women stop smoking cigarettes. Colorado ... read more

Tech Startups Gravitate Toward Cities With Strong Social Networks, Study Finds

The presence of technology startups can drive economic growth for their home cities. So how can cities better appeal to entrepreneurs? A new study shows the connections they can offer matter more ... read more

Prayers Can Crowd out Donations for Disaster Victims

A new study finds that people who prayed for hurricane victims before donating gave less than they would have otherwise: Because those who prayed believed that prayers improved the victims' ... read more

People in Counties With Worse Economies Are More Likely to Die from Heart Disease

Communities in the United States that experienced the most economic distress in the wake of the Great Recession saw a significant increase in death rates from heart disease and strokes among ... read more

US Economy to Expand, but at a Slower Pace, Reaching About 2% Growth in 2020

The US economy will continue to expand for a 12th consecutive year in 2020, but by only about 2% and struggling to remain at that level by year's end. Indiana's economic output will be more ... read more

Will College Job Market Continue Its Decade-Long Growth?

Despite fears about a recession, the job market is strong for college graduates -- for the 10th consecutive year, according to the largest annual survey of employers in the ... read more

Food Waste in Tourism Is a Bigger Issue Than Previously Thought

There are major gaps in how food waste in tourism is understood and calculated, according to researchers. Food waste originating from hotels, restaurants and events is recognized and can be estimated ... read more

Research on Antibiotic Use Desperately Needed as Resistance Crisis Looms

Overuse of antibiotics in healthcare contributes to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, resulting in 2 million infections and 100,000 deaths in the US each year, but research is lacking ... read more

Virtual Speed Bump for Lightning-Fast Markets Proposed

A researcher says a tiny tweak to how certain trades happen could make for more efficient stock markets, and it's already being adopted by major ... read more

Exposing Blind Spots in the Carbon Budget Space

The impact of 1°C of global heating is already having devastating impacts on communities and ecosystems across the globe. Researchers have identified biases towards some selected carbon budgets in ... read more

SNAP Provides a Model for Ensuring a Right to Food

Alleviating food insecurity is often seen as one of the fundamental roles a country should fulfill. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is effective in addressing the right to food ... read more

Financial Hardship in Cancer: The Role of Health Insurance Literacy

A new study links health insurance literacy with medical financial hardship as well as non-medical financial sacrifices among adult cancer survivors in the United ... read more

Achieving a Safe and Just Future for the Ocean Economy

much attention has been given to the growth of the 'Blue Economy' -- a term which refers to the sustainable use of ocean and marine resources for economic growth, jobs, and improved ... read more

Buying Less Is Better Than Buying 'Green' -- For the Planet and Your Happiness

A new study found that people who consume less are happier than those who engage in other pro-environmental consumer behaviors, like buying environmentally friendly ... read more

Costs of Natural Disasters Are Increasing at the High End

While the economic cost of natural disasters has not increased much on average, averages can be deceptive. The costs of major disasters like hurricanes Katrina, Maria and Dorian or the massive ... read more

Analysis of US Labor Data Suggests 'Reskilling' Workers for a 'Feeling Economy'

A study of US labor data suggests AI is already taking 'thinking economy' jobs from humans, and this trend will grow in the future. This will push more people into 'feeling ... read more

New Study Is 'Chilling Commentary' on Future of Antibiotics

The health care market is failing to support new antibiotics used to treat some of the world's most dangerous, drug-resistant 'superbugs,' according to a new ... read more

New Ideal Housewife Image Being Created by Social Media Influencers and Bloggers

The new generation of successful female bloggers and influencers on social media are changing the identity of the stereotypical 'ideal' ... read more

In Russia, Declines in Alcohol Consumption and Mortality Have Gone Hand in Hand

Since the early 2000s, Russia has seen significant declines in overall alcohol consumption, and a new review shows that there has been a parallel, steep decline in the country's mortality rates ... read more

Domestic Violence: Impact of Educational Sabotage

A new study focuses on an overlooked form of psychological abuse -- educational sabotage. Educational sabotage is a form of coercive control that directly affects a survivor's efforts to obtain ... read more

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