First of all, I should apologize for readers for probably the longet hiatus ever on this blog. I am still trying to balance a busy day job with having time to pen blog posts. I am sure that I will manage to get a nice rythm going at some point.
As such, I . . . → Read More: US Demographics – Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
I have been enjoying myself in the Austrian Alps last week and hence the lower output. Here is my look though, of a number of notable news stories and contributions.
Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB has penned a speech (and argument) on global (excess) liquidity. Izabella likes . . . → Read More: Other Alpha Sources for February 13, 2012
I am not sure the OECD’s better life index is meant to be fun. But I have had some fun playing with it. The index is interactive. The fun comes from giving different weight to 11 different criteria (or topics as they are described by the OECD) and then observing how this affects rankings . . . → Read More: Does the OECD’s ‘better life index’ sound like fun?
Yours truly is actually a macroeconomist, indeed with a knack for financial markets, but still; a macroeconomist nonetheless. However, you would not have gotten that impression from the writings here end last week where I worried a lot about the worry of financial markets. I still do, worry that is, mostly because we . . . → Read More: No Recession in the Global Economy, but Divergence Aplenty
Israel graduated into OECD. Theirs is an interesting saga.
In 1977, they liberalised the capital account, and got themselves into a mess. This opening of the capital account was then reversed.
In the 1990s, they got back to this issue, and by this time, the `impossible trinity’ was better understood. By 2003, all capital . . . → Read More: Israel graduated into OECD