Grading Global Economic Health

Last month, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its Global Competitiveness Report. The topics are broad and the questions are varied. Based on Executive Opinion Surveys from 126 economies, the answers are supposed to provide insight about short and long…

The Economy Inherited by Bush, Obama, and Trump

Characterized by an upswing or a plunge, the economies that George Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump inherited were different.

How Vinyl and Streaming Are Similar

Changes in recorded music sales were fueled by new formats that started with vinyl and eventually became streaming.

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.

A Global Look at the Rule of Law

Seeing where the rule of law is stronger can tell us why certain nations have more economic development and others sink under the weight of corruption.

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.

Where People Save A Lot

For many different reasons, the savings rate for our nation and the cash we stash under our mattress can vary considerably.

A Simple Look at the World’s Most Complex Economies

To its detriment, the U.S. might have insufficiently recognized the impact of China’s economic complexity in the U.S. China trade deal.

The Cities That Innovate the Most

Prosperity is becoming increasingly concentrated as talent attracts talent and highly educated workers are moving to the same innovation centers.