Best in Economics this week: March 31

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/03/winners-of-the-2017-sony-world-photography-awards/521052/

The fact that someone already took the effort to make this chart is telling…
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-24/big-phishers-billionaires-and-political-athletes

Troubles, problems and still we go higher
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https://www.virtueofselfishinvesting.com/img/content/reports/4675/history_of_market_corrections2-hires.png

Robots around the world

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/03/daily-chart-19

I have shown this chart before, but still: spot the wrong one out.

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http://www.bradford-delong.com/2017/03/must-read-noah-smith-_the-blogs-vs-case-deaton_-selection-effects-are-very-real-the-blogs-vs-case-deaton.html

And whilst on the topic of spotting: which is the weird one here?
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https://twitter.com/Huopainen/status/847460617283747841

The Italian Non Performing Loans problem…

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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2017/03/24/Can-Italy-Grow-Out-of-Its-NPL-Overhang-A-Panel-Threshold-Analysis-44761

Brexit. As easy as that.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/what-happens-next-article-50-theresa-may-donald-tusk-brexit-negotiation-triggered-2017-3/

And what comes next, via The Economist

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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/03/daily-chart-21

A new dataset from the IMF on trade in services

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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2017/03/29/World-Trade-in-Services-Evidence-from-A-New-Dataset-44776

Bunch of pessimists, those French…
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http://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/French-Presididential-Election-DH20170323.pdf

Hard data is so far lacking…

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https://www.businessinsider.nl/trump-election-economy-changes-consumer-business-2017-3/

Spreads in Emerging Market Bonds and policy reforms

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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2017/03/28/The-Effects-of-Data-Transparency-Policy-Reforms-on-Emerging-Market-Sovereign-Bond-Spreads-44772

What’s the future for QE?

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https://www.ft.com/content/603e6955-31f6-312a-a143-f70614879ec0

GMO presents secular stagnation without ageing and robotics. Interesting, but not correct

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https://www.gmo.com/docs/default-source/research-and-commentary/strategies/asset-allocation/the-deep-causes-of-secular-stagnation-and-the-rise-of-populism.pdf

Bitcoin battles…
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http://www.businessinsider.com/bitcoins-hard-fork-bitcoin-unlimited-segregated-witness-explained-2017-3

Diminishing convergence…

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http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.nl/2017/03/global-productivity-growth-diminishing.html

This research is getting more traction by the day…
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http://voxeu.org/article/productivity-slowdown-s-dirty-secret-growing-performance-gap

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