The benefits of starting school early

In most OECD countries, primary education starts at age 6 to 7; the UK is among a few countries where children move from pre-primary into primary education at or before  the age of 5.1  Some argue that…

Advertising as a Major Source of Human Dissatisfaction:…

By Chloé Michel, Portfolio Manager, Swiss Re, Michelle Sovinsky, Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim, Eugenio Proto Professor, University of Bristol, and Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics, Warwick University. Originally published at VoxEU Although the…

Why Has the Share of US Prime-Age Women…

In 1990, nearly three-quarters (74.0 percent) of prime-age women, ages 25 to 54, in the US participated in the labor force. Only the Nordic countries — Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland — had substantially higher…

Norway wants to know why cruise ship sailed…

CLOSE Rescuers airlift stranded cruise ship passengers off the coast of Norway. USA TODAYNorwegian authorities on Monday began investigating why a cruise ship was sailing in stormy weather when it developed engine trouble that triggered…