What caught my eye this week: Fintech and future payments, the future of jobs, the U.S. labor market, and much more…

Fintech and the future of payments. Very interesting contributions:


The Future of Jobs Report 2020 of the World Economic Forum:


Is inflation dead or hibernating?


“This Time It’s Different: The Role of Women’s Employment in a Pandemic Recession”:


“Short-Time Compensation: An Alternative to Layoffs during COVID-19?”:


787’000 new claims for unemployment benefits in the United States (somewhat lower than in previous weeks, but still a very high number):

BIS international banking statistics at end-June 2020:


The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust case against Google:


“U.S. Economic Outlook, Monetary Policy, and Initiatives to Sustain the Flow of Credit to Households and Firms”, speech by Vice Chair Richard H. Clarida:


“Human Capital Depreciation”:


“Did the Paycheck Protection Program Hit the Target?”:

(by Joao Granja, Christos Makridis, Constantine Yannelis, Eric Zwick)

“Federal debt policy in an era of low interest rates: A guide to the issues” (by Louise Sheiner and Kadija Yilla):

New WTO report looks at the global intellectual property system and COVID-19:


Will Tech Improvements for Trading Services Switch the U.S. into a Net Exporter?


Bridging measurement challenges and analytical needs of external statistics: evolution or revolution?


The Per Jacobsson Lecture and 19th BIS Annual Conference:


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