Best in Economics this week: June 13

Well, we have seen two strong rebounds earlier, so let’s bring it on!
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http://stumblingandmumbling.typepad.com/stumbling_and_mumbling/2014/06/the-productivity-slump.html

Insightful chart of the US labour markets…
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-09/us-labor-market-one-chart-according-fed

…and here is some long term perspective
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http://oregoneconomicanalysis.com/2014/06/06/u-s-jobs-are-back-to-pre-recession-levels/

The IMF is worried that prices are rising too fast again
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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/91bf83de-f17f-11e3-a2da-00144feabdc0.html

World championship of everything else!
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http://graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/WORLDCUPTOEE/#/?lang=en&metrics=Biggest%20Eaters%3A%20Animal%20Fat

Interesting two charts. The first shows the total production of scientific papers (with the US leading)…
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…but the second shows the quality of papers (by looking at citations): UK and Germany clearly beat the US
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http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.nl/2014/06/too-many-us-scientists-or-too-few.html

Let’s see what happens if Japan reshuffles its pension fund… There is only US 1.26 trillion invested there…
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http://online.wsj.com/articles/japan-public-pension-eyes-autumn-reshuffle-1402403584

World bank report on the vulnerability of Emerging Markets
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http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/06/11/big-risks-still-stalk-em-markets-says-world-bank/

Cool chart on bitcoin: which countries are currently ahead of the pack?
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http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoin-is-going-to-take-off–just-probably-not-thanks-to-anyone-you-know-2014-6

So one in eight households in Switzerland is a millionaire?
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-06-10/rich-have-never-been-richer-which-countries-have-highest-density-millionaires

Imagine scoring an ‘own goal’ at the world cup…. Apparently, it happened 33 times…
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http://www.economist.com/node/21603828

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