Best in Economics this week: 1 maart 2013

The shocking state of the corporate pensions in the US…

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324338604578324831195349470.html

Interested in the academic literature on bubbles? This article is a nice starting place…

source: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2013/wp1345.pdf

I am not sure whether the data is correct, but it is an interesting attempt to quantify the Chinese shadow banking

https://i0.wp.com/ftalphaville.ft.com/files/2013/02/China-credit-to-GDP-inc-shadow-creditsuisse.png

source: http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/02/27/1397152/deflating-shadow-credit-in-china/

Talk about an anomaly! I say spin-off the world!

https://lukasdaalder.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/spin.gif

http://falkenblog.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/the-spin-off-anomaly.html

Interesting to keep an eye on: the longer the maturity, the more successful inflating-away-out-of-the-debt-pile becomes…

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http://www.oecd.org/daf/fin/financial-markets/oecdsovereignborrowingoutlook.htm

The link between money growth and inflation, the Friedman way

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http://www.nber.org/papers/w18828.pdf?new_window=1

Interesting read about the possible impact of a European banking union

source: http://www.voxeu.org/article/winners-european-banking-union

Today’s reality…

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source: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-24/yet-another-unintended-central-planning-consequence-running-stand-still

Classic chart showing the rise of central banks. The added value of this one is the addition of the Swiss central bank

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source: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-26/central-banks-cannot-create-wealth-only-liquidity

And I can’t resist of featuring this one as well: the most incomprehensible chart of this week by the ECB!

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source: http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/scpops/ecbocp144.pdf

Two cows. Needs no introduction

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source: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-26/two-cows-infographic

A complete overview of all previous editions of Best in Economics this week can be found here (http://tinyurl.com/aqzr9t4). All links provided are collected from public websites, unless otherwise specified. I have not checked the data or information for accuracy used, and therefore do not guarantee that all data provided will be 100% correct. The links provided do not necessarily reflect my personal opinion and should be seen as general interest: oftentimes I do not agree with arguments presented, but nevertheless think it is worthwhile to read them. It is up to the reader to make up their own mind. Suggestions or discussions are more than welcome. Do not quote unless specifically cleared beforehand!

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