Best in Economics this week: April 06

“Why (US) Consumer Spending Growth Is Slowing”
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-consumer-spending-growth-is-slowing-1522747800

A should read for sure: “Measuring the Digital Economy”
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http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/Policy-Papers/Issues/2018/04/03/022818-measuring-the-digital-economy

“The income distribution across advanced countries”

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https://oecdecoscope.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/a-new-perspective-on-inequality-the-income-distribution-across-advanced-countries/

Interesting charts on the most important trading partner by state

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http://www.businessinsider.com/us-states-hit-by-china-trade-war-2018-4

The new line in the sand everybody seems to be watching these days
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http://www.businessinsider.com/stock-market-today-selloff-technical-analysis-level-broken-signaling-more-pain-to-come-2018-4

Here is another explanation for the strong euro (though it does not explain the weakness of the dollar)

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https://voxeu.org/article/dollar-euro-exchange-rate-2016-2018

Much ado about the London murder rate…

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https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2018/04/daily-chart-0

The recovery has been pretty synchronized this time
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http://www.businessinsider.com/stock-market-trade-to-help-investors-survive-as-global-economies-diverge-bernstein-2018-3

Slow growth, also in the future
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https://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2018/april/raising-speed-limit-on-future-growth/

Currency manipulators!
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http://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/currency-manipulation-may-be-happening-in-4-countries-but-not-china-2018-4-1020493385

Interesting observation on UK productivity
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https://bankunderground.co.uk/2018/03/29/the-uks-productivity-puzzle-is-in-the-top-tail-of-the-distribution/

On that poor performance of the European stock market
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/europes-booming-but-investors-arent-making-a-cent-1522229400

Some 70 odd slides of JPMorgan on the economy and markets
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https://www.businessinsider.nl/jpmorgans-ultimate-guide-to-the-markets-and-the-economy-2018-4/

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