Category Archives: Economics

The Week Explained – Economist

Pro-Russia demonstrations in eastern Ukraine, Greece’s return to the bond market and Hungary’s election were three big stories that made the news this week. Our correspondents explain. – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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Economics in crisis – FT

Economics does not fit on a left-to-right political scale, says George Cooper, author of ‘Money, Blood and Revolution’. He tells John Authers that economics is a science in crisis, but at least there is agreement on one thing: markets are … Continue reading

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IMF downgrades economic risks – FT

“…the Fund has turned more optimistic…” In its latest forecasts for the global economy, the International Monetary Fund has greatly reduced the probability of a global recession in 2014, while its outlook for emerging markets has darkened. Ferdinando Giugliano picks … Continue reading

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Chart/Tweet of the Day: GDP as % World GDP

Hat tip Ian Bremmer, (click here if chart is not observable)  

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The Week Ahead – Minyanville

Minyanville provides a great synopsis of the week ahead. Next week the main event will be Wednesday’s FOMC meeting. Expectations that the Fed will cut back its asset purchase plan have changed — many believe the taper will be announced … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Psycho-Economic

Mr [Robert] Shiller describes a bubble as “a psycho-economic phenomenon. It’s like a mental illness. It is marked by excessive enthusiasm, participation of the news media and feelings of regret among people who weren’t in the bubble.” They are often … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Can the Eurozone Survive? – LSE

After four successive crisis years, an economic recovery in Europe is within sight. The euro’s survival – which was in question as recently as a year ago – appears assured. But the crisis remains chronic, if not fatal. Without further … Continue reading

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The Nifty Fifty: World’s Fastest/Slowest Growth Economies

The International Monetary Fund just released their latest estimates and projections for the world’s economies.  We’ve updated and upgraded the Nifty Fifty.  Note, again: 1) the growth is in the small cap (frontier) economies;  and 2)  the continued weakness in … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor

Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a discussion regarding Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor. … Continue reading

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What’s Europe’s biggest economic concern? — Reuters

Sept. 9 – Influential thinkers and leaders at the Ambrosetti Forum including Trichet, Roubini and Zoellick give Reuters’ Lucy Marcus their take on the biggest issues facing Europe’s economy. – Reuters TV (click here if video is not observable)

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