What caught my eye this week: U.S. Economy partially recovered during the summer, labor-market polarization, money markets and central bank balance sheets, and much more…

Real gross domestic product (GDP) in the United States increased at an annual rate of 33.1 percent in the third quarter of 2020:

https://www.bea.gov/news/2020/gross-domestic-product-third-quarter-2020-advance-estimate

Negotiations on e-commerce continue at the World Trade Organization (WTO):

https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news20_e/ecom_26oct20_e.htm

“FX execution algorithms and market functioning”:

https://www.bis.org/publ/mktc13.htm?

“The Longer-Run Framework: A Look Ahead”, a discussion of the new monetary policy framework of the Fed by John Williams (president of the New York Fed):

https://www.newyorkfed.org/newsevents/speeches/2020/wil201007

Hard and soft skills in vocational training:

https://voxeu.org/article/hard-and-soft-skills-vocational-training?

Some Facts about Dominant Firms:

https://www.nber.org/papers/w27985

The Distributional Financial Accounts. Great Data provided by the Fed:

https://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/z1/dataviz/dfa/index.html?

“Money Markets, Central Bank Balance Sheet and Regulation”, a great paper from the European Central Bank (by Stefano Corradin, Jens Eisenschmidt, Marie Hoerova, Tobias Linzert, Glenn Schepens, and Jean-David Sigaux):

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3716200

“What’s ahead for US restaurants”:

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/retail/our-insights/whats-ahead-for-us-restaurants?

“Income-Driven Labor-Market Polarization”:

https://www.chicagofed.org/publications/working-papers/2020/2020-22

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