Best in Economics this week: January 8

Ah yes, the traditional top ten isn asset class returns


Adjusted for risks, Portugal, Swedish and Norwegian government debt have beaten the rest over the past 2 years


Glad we have passed the peak….


Not sure if this is the most accurate 2015 look-back, but it is a quick read for sure


We get the message: don’t go for routine jobs, either cognitive or manual

Jobs Routine vs. Nonroutine

And this one is for the economist ate the IMF: they beat a random sampler with their forecast


Ah yes, the do-as-January-first-does-trade!


Got the point: that did not work the last ten years


Martin Wolf on the world economy: “Why global economic disaster is an unlikely event”


Average is pretty rare in financial markets


Have buybacks reached their limit and do they fail to lead to excess returns?


The changing nature of the economics profession


What happens after stocks decline by more than 1% on the first day of trading in the new year?

The Economist’s speed read on Sunnis and Shias


Refugees and populist’s votes: not a very strong link, apparently


For what it is worth: books are better than movies (based on books)


Talk about not all that useful factoids: the white pawn on H2 is the safest piece on the chessboard



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