This is the economics topic for Lehigh Business Thought Leadership.

Ahmed Rahman on Greedflation

A Lehigh Business economist weighs in on greedflation, a theory that argues excessive corporate profits have played a large role in fueling inflation.

Phil Coles and Todd Watkins on Protecting Mushroom Crops from Pests and Diseases

Two Lehigh Business economists are part of a $7 million, multi-university and multidisciplinary USDA grant that aims to develop new ways to protect mushroom crops.

Chad Meyerhoefer on What You Need to Know About Medicare

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period starts on Oct. 15, and runs through Dec. 7. If you or someone you love are on Medicare, what should you be looking at?

Fabio Gómez-Rodríguez on Why Inflation Expectations Matter

If consumers, businesses, investors and economists collectively think inflation will rise, chances are it will. With inflation expectations, believing is seeing.

Todd Watkins on How Financial Services Affect COVID Death Rates

New research indicates that more access to financial services is related to substantially lower death rates from COVID-19.

Muzhe Yang on Lead in Our Drinking Water

It is not a question of whether we should replace all lead pipes, says researcher Muzhe Yang. It's a question of how quickly we can do it.

Ahmed Rahman Explains Inflation

Ahmed Rahman discusses what the federal government and the Federal Reserve could have done to more effectively counter soaring inflation in the U.S.

Mary Beth Deily and Oliver Yao on Paying More to Signal Status

Contrary to conventional wisdom, certain wealthy, knowledgeable consumers may be willing to pay more for luxury goods with a "quiet" brand logo, research suggests.

Jim Dearden and Chad Meyerhoefer on Restaurant Wine Pricing

Planning to order wine with dinner at a restaurant this Valentine's Day? Caveat emptor: A recent study shows that restaurants charge more for bottles of wine that they also sell by the glass.

Ahmed Rahman Explains the Pandemic Labor Market

Ahmed Rahman discusses how the pandemic and other factors have contributed to high job openings and low hiring in the U.S. labor market.