Insight on econ themes & data. Recently, China’s uncertainty score, Brexit in dollars per pound, & “negative” investment.
Read about the effects of foreclosures, China’s savvy government, a Taylor rule for public debt, and policy for oil exporters.
From Page One Economics: What’s the right amount of research before buying a used car? Learn more about asymmetric information, adverse selection, and moral hazard.
From Economic Synopses: Reasons why more of the labor force is employed but less capacity is being used—plus related FRED data.
From Economic Synopses: Decreased labor force + increased elderly population = slower economic growth?
Learn a little more about how to learn a little more about FRED.
Charles S. Hamlin, the first Chair of the Federal Reserve Board (1914-16), kept handwritten diaries. FRASER has them.
From Economic Synopses: Areas with large declines in house values also had large declines in employment.
From Economic Synopses: Recent labor costs have actually grown more slowly than during the previous recovery.
From Economic Synopses: Relatively speaking, the U.S. pays less to borrow and China earns less from lending. New Chinese policies may change that.