Best in Economics this week: February 12

Well, here is some good news (although tentative)

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https://www.frbatlanta.org/cqer/research/gdpnow.aspx?panel=1

Still a pretty valid question: “Why Isn’t the Whole World Developed?”
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https://growthecon.com/blog/Clark-Cotton/

This one is simply funny.
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/02/daily-chart-9

Branching out: why doesn’t the ECB buy oil…
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https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2016/02/08/why-doesnt-the-ecb-just-buy-oil/

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

http://www.bradford-delong.com/2016/02/robber-barons-honest-brokerhoisted-from-1998.html

Interesting question: why is Google (alphabet) more expensive than Apple?
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http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/02/04/understanding-the-valuation-discrepancy-between-ap.aspx

Superior returns at low volatility have been made in this asset class…
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http://awealthofcommonsense.com/2016/02/the-greatest-bull-market-of-all-time/

Debt for the poor
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http://ritholtz.com/2016/02/percent-of-total-wealth-owned-in-the-united-states/

Someone is calling the bottom for Value stocks
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http://www.advisorperspectives.com/articles/2016/02/01/now-is-the-time-for-value-to-outperform-growth

Cool: world trade since 1800
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http://www.voxeu.org/article/world-trade-1800-2015

Cool! The IMF has released a country report on the Netherlands….
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http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/scr/2016/cr1646.pdf

Funny economics…
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http://gregmankiw.blogspot.nl/2016/02/the-funniest-papers-in-history-of.html

The R-word. It is still here to haunt us.
Screen Shot 2016 02 10 at 8.50.36 AM
http://uk.businessinsider.com/yield-curve-might-not-be-a-great-recession-indicator-anymore-2016-2
And more…
A quantitative analysis of US recession probabilities
https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2016/02/10/a-quantitative-analysis-of-us-recession-probabilities/
And even more (although I am somewhat dismayed that @jsblokland did not do some proper source calling… 🙂 )
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http://jeroenbloklandblog.com/2016/02/10/13-recession-charts/

Interesting chart that raises numerous questions
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https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2016/february/gdp-jobs-schism-asserted-again-2015

Misery index, the global version
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http://ritholtz.com/2016/02/misery-index-calculations/

Migrants, part XVII
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/02/daily-chart-5

 

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