Best in Economics this week: September 11

Asking the right question: “Is the Decline Secular or Cyclical, Workplace Power or Technology-Driven?”

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http://www.bradford-delong.com/2015/09/highlighted-inequality-is-central-to-the-productivity-pay-gap.html

I am pretty proud to present our Expected Returns publication. The price of normalisation…

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http://www.robeco.com/images/executive-summary-2015.pdf

http://www.robeco.com/en/professionals/insights/expected-returns/index.jsp

And this is what Krugman has to say about it
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http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/06/productivity-and-pay

China and the Solow model: heading lower

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http://twentycentparadigms.blogspot.nl/2015/09/china-and-solow-model.html

Still one of the best technology charts out there. Virtual reality is turning into a reality

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http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3114217

Fintech! And -big surprise- the US is leading, again…
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http://uk.businessinsider.com/william-garrity-associates-global-fintech-heat-map-2015-9

Interesting chart, even though I could not reproduce it…
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http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/09/04/the-long-road-of-proving-yourself-as-an-investor.aspx

Another Vox special: “The Eurozone Crisis: A Consensus View of the Causes and a Few Possible Solutions”
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http://www.voxeu.org/content/eurozone-crisis-consensus-view-causes-and-few-possible-solutions

Sign of the time, or the impact of trackers?
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https://www.bespokepremium.com/think-big-blog/another-all-or-nothing-day/

The price of wheat. Probably in USd, but that is not clear from the chart

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http://uk.businessinsider.com/food-commodities-historically-cheap-2015-9

Value chains…

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http://www.voxeu.org/article/age-global-value-chains

On factor investing “How Can a Strategy Still Work If Everyone Knows About It?”

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https://www.aqr.com/cliffs-perspective/how-can-a-strategy-still-work-if-everyone-knows-about-it

2015….

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http://qz.com/499262/the-sexist-laws-that-make-work-harder-for-women-in-almost-every-country/

For all my Norwegian readers: the country report on Norway

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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2015/cr15249.pdf

Cool chart. Something to do with inflation

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http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/09/deflation-and-money.html

Even if these numbers cannot be very reliable, the picture is still a beauty

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/09/daily-chart-crisis-context

This one comes without a comment.

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http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/09/03/magazine/migrants.html

And here are some more for the Queen: when and where she featured on currency around the world

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/09/09/every-country-that-featured-queen-elizabeth-ii-on-its-currency-and-when/

And another one on all the British (would be) monarchs

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/09/daily-chart-elizabeth-iis-record-reign

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