Raising the age at which students can legally drop out of school could determine their future earning power and quality of life, according to a new paper by U of T Mississauga economics professor Philip Oreopoulos.
(Phys.org)—A major tanker spill off the coast of northern British Columbia could wipe out any potential economic gains from the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project, according to new research from the University of ...
Connecting industrial operations to the Internet could lead to significant gains in productivity, potentially worth $10 trillion to $15 trillion globally, a study by General Electric said Monday.
(Phys.org) -- Surveys of the carnage of the American financial crisis that began in 2008 have revealed the potent allure of personal gain above all else.
Rising sea levels are likely to change Southern California beaches in the coming century, but not in ways you might expect.
The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, being more likely to believe as did Gordon Gekko in the movie "Wall Street" that "greed is good," according to a new study from the University ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- New and better ways of measuring high-tech energy consumption could lead to significant environmental and economic gains, a study from The Australian National University has found.
The biotech industry boosted farming across the globe to the tune of almost $65 billion during the period 1996 to 2009, according to the latest analysis published in the International Journal of Biotechnology. $65 billion ...
An innovative program to encourage sustainable farming in rural China has helped restore eroded forestland while producing economic gains for many farmers, according to a new study by Stanford University researchers.
Saving thousands of lives and reducing health care costs might be a matter of just picking up the phone.