Best in Economics this week: February 16

New Fed chair, might spell risk…
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/fed-powell-faces-market-volatility-at-start-of-tenure-as-chair-2018-2/

Refinancing coming up
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https://www.bondvigilantes.com/blog/2018/02/15/can-bond-markets-digest-huge-supply-u-s-treasuries-will-issued-year/

Speaking of Trump…
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/09/congress-is-spending-as-if-were-in-a-recession-instead-of-saving-up-to-fight-the-next-one/

Nothing but upside…?
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http://www.businessinsider.com/stock-market-post-selloff-buy-recommendations-goldman-sachs-2018-2

Interesting piece on the strengths and weaknesses of the Dutch economy (in Dutch)
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https://www.dnb.nl/nieuws/nieuwsoverzicht-en-archief/DNBulletin2018/dnb372471.jsp

This one is about batteries (and who is the King there…)
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/theres-a-global-race-to-control-batteriesand-china-is-winning-1518374815

The US is cornering the debt market
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https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21737030-foray-uncharted-fiscal-territory-carries-risks-future-how

The message US real yields might (or might not) convey
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https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2018/02/14/2198774/real-us-interest-rates-are-sanguine-about-the-budget-and-pessimistic-about-growth/

5 economic puzzles in one paper!
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http://equitablegrowth.org/working-papers/kaldor-piketty-monopoly-power/
http://equitablegrowth.org/equitablog/value-added/how-the-rise-of-market-power-in-the-united-states-may-explain-some-macroeconomic-puzzles/

This one should be interesting: big data and economic predictions
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https://voxeu.org/article/economic-predictions-big-data-illusion-sparsity

Trade deal in the UK
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https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2018/02/daily-chart-6

The umpteenth piece on the slow recovery in the US

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https://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2018/february/disappointing-us-output-recovery-after-2009/

Assets and Liabilities

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https://principlesandinterest.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/why-debt-is-both-interesting-and-important/

The differences of the sexes…

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https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21737070-male-economists-are-both-more-right-wing-and-more-senior-men-and-women-economics

Go long land in Western Antarctica?

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https://kottke.org/18/02/a-map-of-the-world-after-four-degrees-of-warming

 

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