Best in Economics this week: February 12

Well, here is some good news (although tentative)


Still a pretty valid question: “Why Isn’t the Whole World Developed?”

This one is simply funny.

Branching out: why doesn’t the ECB buy oil…

Nice couple of charts on the evolution of billionaires through time
screenshot 2016 02 08 07 15 37

Interesting question: why is Google (alphabet) more expensive than Apple?

Superior returns at low volatility have been made in this asset class…
screenshot 2016 02 11 05 58 00

Debt for the poor
screenshot 2016 02 12 06 25 29

Someone is calling the bottom for Value stocks

Cool: world trade since 1800

Cool! The IMF has released a country report on the Netherlands….

Funny economics…

The R-word. It is still here to haunt us.
Screen Shot 2016 02 10 at 8.50.36 AM
And more…
A quantitative analysis of US recession probabilities
And even more (although I am somewhat dismayed that @jsblokland did not do some proper source calling… 🙂 )

Interesting chart that raises numerous questions

Misery index, the global version

Migrants, part XVII


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