The Ups and Downs of Global Beer Consumption

Your beer consumption can depend on where you live, whether you prefer wine, your country’s traditions, and your income.

How a Street Corner Reveals the Real Recovery

While COVID-19 had a massive impact on consumer spending, “street corner” real time data reveal some surprises.

Understanding a Pandemic GDP

Knowing that we “treasure what we measure,” understanding the GDP and a shrinking economy is even more important during a pandemic.

What an Oil Boom and Bust Do to a Town

Sometimes like a roller coaster, the change in prices that cause an oil boom and bust can transform drilling towns and cities.

How a Pandemic Produces a Misleading GDP

Because of the huge and sometimes inconsistent impact of Covid-19 on the economy, potentially misleading GDP numbers will need a closer look.

How the Alphabet Will Describe the Recovery

Called an alphabet recovery, the ABC’s of the GDP trajectory after a massive decline can be illustrated through the letters of the alphabet and a Swoosh.

The Pandemic Pain Felt by Your Dentist

To get a picture of pandemic job vulnerability, we can focus on occupations that need high physical proximity and cannot be done at home.

The Six Facts We Want to Know About the Italian Economy

Six facts can show the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on an Italian economy that is one of the weakest in the Eurozone.

The Mystery of a President’s Economic Performance

While we know that GDP can influence an election, economists also ask whether the results of the election will affect the GDP.

A Little-Known Downside of Economic Growth

Per capita economic growth has a little-known connection to the world’s hundreds of endangered languages that could become extinct.