Best in Economics this week: June 8

Worldwide income growth over the past twenty five years

There was some twitter consternation on this chart last week: here is the correct version

So much for Japan’s lost decade

Whilst on the subject of inequality (part I)“Slower Productivity and Higher Inequality: Are They Related?”


Whilst on the subject of inequality (part II): inequality and crime


The OECD presents an update on the US economy

Whoop! Whoop!

The winner takes all…

Martin Wolf of the FT is in favour of the Vollgeld referendum, as the cost of financial crisis is too high

Interesting: the difference between Japan and Germany is really not that big

The BIS on residential investment

And the winner of the LGBTI equality price is….

On the rising US debt mountain


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6 thoughts on “Best in Economics this week: June 8

  1. Hey Spikey,

    Ik hoorde dat je Robeco gaat verlaten om dichter bij huis aan de slag te gaan. Leuk!

    Heb je nog gardening leave? Ik heb namelijk van midden juni tot midden september sabbatical en een van mijn voornemens is om de vrienden en vage kennissen te bezoeken…. Dis heb je zin om af te spreken ergens tussen mid juni en mid juli?

    Met vriendelijke groet/Best regards,

    Geert Embrechts

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