Similar to those across the U.S., urban areas in the Eighth District host the largest employers in manufacturing and the largest service employers.
Better-educated people appear to be in better health than less-educated people. But does more education cause better health, or are there other factors at play – such as income and access to information?
A recession, as long as it’s not too deep or too long, may be good for your health, recent studies suggest.
While many believe that money does buy happiness, research shows that richer people aren’t necessarily happier people, especially in the United States.
In today's world, most rich countries are democratic, and most dictatorships are poor. In the United States, democracy goes hand in hand with political institutions that promote economic freedom. Although most economists agree that economic freedom promotes growth, it is not clear that more political freedom improves economic performance.
Businesses have found that it can pay off to engage in social stewardship, such as donating to charity, protecting the environment and nurturing a diverse and safe workplace.
Most economists agree that economic freedom promotes growth, but fewer agree that more political freedom improves economic performance as well. Chile of the 1970s and 1980s and China today are just two autocracies with strong economies.
Even though the U.S. is one of the world’s leading exporters, few companies actually sell abroad. One reason may be that exporting requires a company to be highly productive.
The influx of low-skilled and undocumented workers raises concerns about the impact on low-skilled U.S.-born workers and on the tax burden for all those born in the United States.
Americans are estimated to have raised their donations to charity three-fold over the past 40 years. What motivates them to give?
Are Internet banks in the Eighth District more profitable than those that don't offer online services? Is an urban bank more likely than a rural bank to conduct business with customers online? These and other possible connections are explored in an analysis of the operations of more than 800 banks in the District.
The degree of innovation in the Eighth District has lagged the rest of the nation over the past two decades. In one area, however, the District is beginning to catch up.
Census figures show that suburbs in the Eighth District are growing faster than they are for the nation as a whole.