Best in Economics this week: August 4

Cool new dataset by the ECB on financial crises

“Why is it so hard to forecast interest rates?”

There is no Q1 seasonal mismatch in the US after all (or: not that big)

Some interesting charts on bond bear markets

Tight labour markets, declining income

The IMF on the external sector

The winners take more and more…

The IMF on Japan

“Confronting the Challenges of Capital Flows”

The sad state of things…

A really interesting read, this one. Certainly not only about bitcoin


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