What caught my eye: are people more or less productive working from home, inflation expectations, the Greening of the financial system, and much more…

Why some people are less productive working from home

What caught my eye: Central bank independence, creative destruction, American nostalgia, and much more…

What caught my eye: Central bank independence, creative destruction, Amercian nostalgia, and much more…

What caught my eye: The new future of work, digital currencies, climate change risk in financial markets, and much more…

What caught my eye: The new future of work, digital currencies, climate change risk in financial markets, and much more…

What caught my eye: The U.S. tax system and automation, creativity in the age of artificial intelligence, and is there zombification in Europe?

What caught my eye: The U.S. tax system and automation, creativity in the age of artificial intelligence, and is there zombification in Europe?

What caught my eye last week: The economic value of data, the central bank of the future, and productivity in a service-based economy…

What caught my eye last week: The economic value of data, the central bank of the future, and productivity in a service-based economy…

The Future and History of Work – what caught my eye this week: Trade and the Manufacturing Employment Shares, U.S. trends in income and wealth inequality, and the she-recession

The Future and History of Work – what caught my eye this week: Trade and the Manufacturing Employment Shares, U.S. trends in income and wealth inequality, and the she-recession

The Future and History of Economic Growth – what caught my eye this week: Revised forecasts for the world economy, productivity growth from teleworking, and much more…

The Future and History of Economic Growth – what caught my eye this week: Revised forecasts for the world economy, productivity growth from teleworking, and much more…

The Future and History of Work – what caught my eye this week: Productivity gains from teleworking, the evolution of U.S. real earnings, and unemployment among young workers

The Future and History of Work – what caught my eye this week: Productivity gains from teleworking, the evolution of U.S. real earnings, and unemployment among young workers

A narrow focus on the gross domestic product as a measure of well-being is misleading, but economic growth is still important to achieve prosperity and sustainability

In the past, too much emphasis has sometimes been placed on gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of well-being. Other indicators – such as health, education, CO2 emissions or the sustainable use of natural resources are equally important and should complement GDP. However, a complete departure from GDP or an end to economic growth would not be good ideas. Economic growth is an important determinant of prosperity and sustainability.

Higher productivity growth for a better and more sustainable economic development after Corona

Productivity gains – especially in service sectors – are important to overcome the economic crisis after Covid-19. This means that productivity should not be increased through more intensive work and more stress, but through technological, organizational or other means. Technological change can not only increase economic welfare, but also make our world more sustainable.