Dramatically expanding broadband access would boost the global economy and could do more good than investing in HIV prevention or clean drinking water, according to a study published Thursday.
Cyclone Pam has left an indelible mark on the landscape and psyche in Vanuatu. And the famed resilience of the country's ni-Vanuatu people has been severely tested. Apart from rebuilding, attention should swiftly shift to ...
(Phys.org) —Gross Domestic Product is a misleading measure of national success, say ANU experts.
Economic development can only buy happiness up to a 'sweet spot' of $36,000 GDP per person, study finds
Economists have shed light on the vexed question of whether economic development can buy happiness – and it seems that life satisfaction actually dips among people living in the wealthiest countries.
(PhysOrg.com) -- The problem exists on both a large and a small scale, and it even bothered the ancient Egyptians. However, although physicists have long had a good understanding of friction in things like stone blocks being ...
Countries rich in coal, oil and gas emit more carbon dioxide to generate the same amount of economic output as countries where fossil fuels are scarce, according to an Oxford University study.
Over the last three decades global society has grown richer, but not better off.
Policymakers should be paying more, rather than less, attention to tackling climate change in economically tough times, a new study suggests. As economies have stagnated major emitters of CO2 seem unwilling to accept binding ...
Driving in the Northeast and on the West Coast is associated with greater economic activity than in the South, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Energy consumption by China, the world's leading emitter of CO2, rose 3.9 percent in 2012 from the previous year but fell by 3.6 percent per unit of gross domestic product, the government said.