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:

https://fipe.berkeley.edu/program-agenda-conference

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

https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-future-of-jobs-report-2020?

Is inflation dead or hibernating?

https://www.bis.org/speeches/sp201020.htm

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

https://hceconomics.uchicago.edu/research/working-paper/time-it%E2%80%99s-different-role-women%E2%80%99s-employment-pandemic-recession

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

https://www.clevelandfed.org/newsroom-and-events/publications/economic-commentary/2020-economic-commentaries/ec-202026-short-time-compensation

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:

https://www.bis.org/statistics/rppb2010.htm?

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

https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1328941/download

“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:

https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/clarida20201019a.htm

“Human Capital Depreciation”:

https://www.nber.org/papers/w27925?

“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:

https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news20_e/trip_15oct20_e.htm

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

https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional-economist/fourth-quarter-2020/tech

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

https://www.bis.org/ifc/publ/ifcb52.htm?

The Per Jacobsson Lecture and 19th BIS Annual Conference:

https://www.bis.org/events/conf201030/overview.htm?

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