More in Global Economy


4 days

A Nobel Prize in Economics for Causality: Angrist, Card, and Imbens

At first glance, it may appear that the 2021 Nobel prize in economics (more formally the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2021) was given for two rather separate contributions.

10 days

Cryptocurrencies: Update and Overview

The most recent Global Financial Stability Report from the IMF includes a chapter on “The Crypto Ecosystem and Financial Stability Challenges” (October 2021).

15 days

Bitcoin and Illegal Activity

Bitcoin is the most exciting decentralized digital currency but it has the most crime reports related to illegal activity of any cryptocurrency, since it's the oldest and most-widely held cryptocurrency in the world. 

18 days

Autonomous Vehicles: Eeyore Speaks

Missy Cummings was “one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy and now a professor in the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, as well as the director of Duke’s Humans and Autonomy Laboratory.”

21 days

The Problem of Automated Screening of Job Applicants

There are plenty of good things that happen when firms post their job openings online.

24 days

The World Bank Kills Its “Doing Business” Report

The World Bank announced that it is discontinuing its biennial Doing Business Report.

28 days

International Corporate Taxation: What to Tax?

There have been news stories in the last month or two about broad-based support across 130 countries for a minimum corporate global tax rate of 15%.