Stop Brexit badges at the SNP party conference in Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Image of the week: Scottish souvenirs These “Stop Brexit” badges could be yours anywhere in the UK, but these ones happen to have been snapped in Abe(...)

Joint Nobel Prize winner in economics, Esther Duflo,  at MIT on October 14th. Photograph:  Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty

In 1847 the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle referred to economics as the dismal science because of the opposition of economists to slavery. Econom(...)

Photographs of  the winners  are displayed on a giant screen  at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm,  on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting global poverty, the Royal S(...)