In the week ending September 26, 837,000 Americans registered to claim for jobless benefits. This is still a high number and shows that the recovery will take a long time:
In August, real personal income in the United States decreased 3.5 percent in August. Real personal consumption expenditures increased 0.7 percent. These numbers also show that the further recovery will be bumpy and take some time:
According to data published by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, GDP decreased by 31.4 percent (annualized) in the second quarter of 2020:
The gender division of childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. An interesting talk with Prof. Sarah Smith & Prof Cameron Hepburn at the Oxford Martin School:
And another interesting talk on data and privacy in the digital economy (Book Launch: “Privacy is Power” with Dr Carissa Veliz and Prof Rasmus Nielsen). Highly recommended:
The International Monetary Fund argues that a “Reform of the International Debt Architecture is Urgently Needed”:
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