Much theoretical work, of course, focuses on existing economic institutions. The theorist wants to explain or forecast the economic or social outcomes that these institutions generate.
I was trained as an economic theorist; my job at MIT was as an economic theorist. At some level that's still part of my identity.
I haven't spent years, like Alyse Nelson of Vital Voices, toiling for female economic empowerment on five continents.
Speaker Pelosi says unemployment benefits are economic stimulus. Those are bare-bones benefits.
The economic reality is that, thanks to smart machines and global trade, the well-paying, middle-class jobs that were the backbone of Western democracies are vanishing.
My sense is that economic anxiety means electoral volatility.
During an economic slowdown, one needs to be cautious, but I think it's equally important to not get sucked into the vortex of defensive thinking.
The euphoria around economic booms often obscures the possibility for a bust, which explains why leaders typically miss the warning signs.
Capital structure isn't an eyeshade economic thing: It's about your ability to protect your workforce and your service levels.