Best in Economics this week: July 28

Ouch!
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http://ritholtz.com/2017/07/2017-corporate-pensions/

Inflation: a thing of the past?
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http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/07/24/sp072417-two-trilemmas-for-monetary-policy

The ECB expects ageing to lead to continued downward pressures on interest rates
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https://www.ecb.europa.eu//pub/pdf/scpwps/ecb.wp2088.en.pdf

The message here: don’t overdo the low volatility in markets
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https://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2017/07/21/investors-stop-worrying-about-why-nobody-is-worrying/

IMF on Italy: “Reforms Needed For Stronger Growth and Stability” Deja vu feeling, here
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http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/07/24/na072717-italy-reforms-needed-for-stronger-growth-and-stability

The dark web does not die easy
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https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/07/daily-chart-13

Big firms, high profit margins
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https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/07/25/2191784/on-juggernaut-companies-and-profit-margins/

Interesting chart (although 2017 is not ended yet)
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/stock-market-volatility-vix-correlations-2017-7/

Seven scary charts on the UK economy
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/what-will-happen-to-the-uk-economy-brexit-2017-7/

Trivium’s Guide to The 19th Party Congress
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https://triviumchina.com/this-year/looking-ahead-the-19th-party-congress/

And there is one spending item to rule them all…
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/america-us-consumption-habits-since-1940s-2017-7/

Trump cannot help himself
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https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/07/20/donald-trump-said-397-false-things-in-six-months-heres-what-weve-learned.html

From the study “Central Bank Balance Sheet Policies and Spillovers to Emerging Markets”
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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2017/07/25/Central-Bank-Balance-Sheet-Policies-and-Spillovers-to-Emerging-Markets-45112

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