Why China Might Be Caught in the Middle Income Trap

A slew of statistics are coming out of China that document a slowdown. China’s Slowdown We can start with a decelerating GDP. Before Covid, the IMF predicted an annual growth rate that would be a bit less than 6%. Worse,…

What Population Pyramids Tell Us

Far beyond their numbers, population pyramids can tell a story sbout the web that connects demography and economic growth.

How to Identify an Emerging Market

When the press refers to the world’s emerging market economies, they could mean a vast array of disparate countries.

What We Can Learn From the Richest Billionaires

When we look at an animated history of the Forbes list of the richest billionaires, we also see some economic history.

Why We Worry About the World’s Faster Roads

Decomposing development, researchers tell us that less road safety can constrain a middle income country’s economic growth.

Where (Previously) Illegal Activities Gave the GDP New Highs

Thinking of the GDP and marijuana, we can look at how the Canadian economy got a boost after they legalized recreational cannabis in 2018.

Where Educating More Young Women Will Make a Difference

A source of global gender inequality, educating young women would boost the gross domestic product of many nations.

The Economic Side of Abortion Access

In addition to the very crucial health impact of abortion access, its economic side adds to our understanding.

The Hidden Impact of the Washing Machine

Much more than a source of clean clothing, the washing machine is an example of household technology that impacts women and the economy.

Where We Are Sure of Economic Uncertainty

Based on newspapers, stock markets, businesses, and households, economic policy uncertainty metrics can explain the pandemic impact.