Best in Economics this week: May 12

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/05/2017-national-geographic-travel-photographer-of-the-year-contest/526119/

How the Economists looks at the French Presidential elections
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/05/daily-chart-5

That whole internet bubble back in 2000 looks pretty insignificant now…
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http://ritholtz.com/2017/05/amazon-grows-up-and-up/

Talk about something going up (and not coming down)
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https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/05/11/2188674/the-future-is-a-scary-place-charted/

Data is the new economy. No wonder we do not measure the economy correctly anymore
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http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21721634-how-it-shaping-up-data-giving-rise-new-economy

Cool overview of growth distribution in Africa: commodities still matter
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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/REO/SSA/Issues/2017/05/03/sreo0517

Some more details on that Silk Road decline…
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https://www.ft.com/content/18db2e80-3571-11e7-bce4-9023f8c0fd2e

Global ad revenues. The two big one’s out there
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https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-05-04/mark-zuckerberg-s-power-is-hard-to-match

Peak (international) integration has been reached! (IMF)
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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2017/05/10/International-Financial-Integration-in-the-Aftermath-of-the-Global-Financial-Crisis-44906

For the bond market geeks out there: spillovers in bonds
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/scpwps/ecb.wp2055.en.pdf

Not sure whether I am much surprised here

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https://piie.com/research/piie-charts/countries-higher-tariffs-have-larger-trade-deficits

Trust has been dropping

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https://blogs.imf.org/2017/05/10/the-economics-of-trust/

Labour productivity in Europe: the weak one out there…
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/ebart201703_01.en.pdf
A bit of reading on silver
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http://www.businessinsider.com/silver-price-demand-supply-2017-5

“How to predict financial stress?”
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/scpwps/ecb.wp2057.en.pdf

This is one for the non-robots. “Robots Aren’t Destroying Enough Jobs”
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/robots-arent-destroying-enough-jobs-1494434982

ECB on Target2 (now somehow rebranded to TARGET?)
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/pdf/other/ebbox201703_01.en.pdf

 

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