Based on GDP statistics, Ireland’s GDP growth rate of 26.3% is misleading because it is boosted by corporate tax inversions.
GDP problems include that it’s not calculated the same way in different countries, its data can be tough to gather, and its components omit important items.
This week’s everyday economics include competition, oligopoly, marginal cost and benefit, GDP growth, unemployment, supply and demand, OPEC, redistribution.
A single statistic like the unemployment rate for Japan, the European Union and the U.S. can be misleading until we look more closely at what it represents.
This week’s everyday economics stories involved quantitative easing, monetary and fiscal policy, supply and demand, ROI, GDP, unemployment and inflation.
China might not fuel world economic growth if instead of a 7 percent real GDP growth rate forecast, we use a regression to the mean of 3.9 percent.
The ebola epidemic will affect Liberia’s GDP growth rate through the illness itself and the ripple of fear that hits households, businesses and government.