What caught my eye: Digital currencies, economic growth in the United States, the pandemic job market for young people, and much more…

“The microeconomics of cryptocurrencies” (from Neil Gandal, Joshua Gans, Guillaume Haeringer, Hanna Halaburda):

https://cepr.org/content/free-dp-download-11-january-2021-microeconomics-cryptocurrencies

Digital currencies from central banks were discussed at the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz:

https://www.finews.com/news/english-news/44690-e-krona-e-franc-digital-currencies-crypto-finance-conference-st-moritz

“Monetary policy, technology and inequality” (Based on remarks by Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva):

“From Lender of Last Resort to Market Maker of Last Resort via the dash for cash: why central banks need new tools for dealing with market dysfunction”; Speech given by Andrew Hauser, Executive Director, Markets, Bank of England:

Gross domestic product in the United States increased at an annualized rate of 4.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020:

https://www.bea.gov/news/2021/gross-domestic-product-4th-quarter-and-year-2020-advance-estimate

“The US-China Economic Relationship”, an interesting report by the US-China Business Council and Oxford Economics:

The Bank of Japan published its outlook for economic activity and prices:

https://www.boj.or.jp/en/mopo/outlook/index.htm/

Global Uncertainty: What does it mean?

“US-China phase one tracker: China’s purchases of US goods”. One year ago, China agreed to expand purchases of certain US goods and services by a combined $200 billion over 2020 and 2021 from 2017 levels. However, “in the first year of the agreement, China’s purchases of all covered products only reached 58 percent of their target” according to Chad Bown from the Peterson Institute for International Economics:

https://www.piie.com/research/piie-charts/us-china-phase-one-tracker-chinas-purchases-us-goods

“The timing of parents’ income is as important for children as a single measure of parents’ income” by Pedro Carneiro, Italo Lopez Garcia, Kjell G. Salvanes, Emma Tominey:

https://voxeu.org/article/timing-parents-income-important-children-single-measure-parents-income

“Career Ready? Helping young people navigate the pandemic job market” by Anthony Mann from the OECD:

https://www.oecd-forum.org/posts/career-ready-helping-young-people-navigate-the-pandemic-job-market

“Nobel laureate Paul Romer on how to curb Big Tech’s power”:

https://news.uchicago.edu/story/nobel-laureate-paul-romer-how-curb-big-techs-power

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