Best in Economics this week: December 20

Cool overview. Remember Uruk?
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http://www.businessinsider.com/worlds-biggest-cities-since-4000-bc-2013-12

Shale gas. Where’s it at…?
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When in Asia, do as the Asians do…
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http://qz.com/156030/line-is-betting-millions-that-virtual-bears-and-bunnies-will-sweep-the-west/

Interesting chart on NET issuances of new stock (IPO-buyback): it is rising strongly!
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http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2013/12/16/1723592/a-bull-market-without-buyers/

Bubble trouble?
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By the IMF: “Seven Questions on Financial Crises: Perspectives from the Frontier of Research”
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http://www.imf.org/External/Pubs/FT/irb/2013/04/index.pdf

The year so far. So much for Emerging Markets as a good investment…
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http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2013-12-19/next-great-rotation-emerging-market-stocks

Another cool overview, even though it is not so relevant for Europe.
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The most unequal ‘income’ distribution of them all: capital gains
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Pine bluff upon shore. That’s what you get when all the ice melts. And you haven’t seen the Netherlands yet…
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http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

Admittedly, not very economical, nor very appetizing, but still: the average man…

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http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/10/this-is-the-average-mans-body/280194/

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